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Essential Elements for Band - Book 1 with EEi: Electric Bass [Paperback]

Hal Leonard Corp.
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Sept. 1 1999 EE2000
(Essential Elements for Band). (Essential Elements for Band Book 1 and Essential Elements Interactive are fully compatible with Essential Elements 2000 ) Essential Elements for Band Book 1 offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages. Essential Elements for Band Book 1 also includes access to: Essential Elements Interactive (EEi) The ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Go to www.essentialelementsinteractive.com to learn more! Features: * Enhanced Learning System * Optimum Reinforced Learning * Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum and Creativity * Daily Warm-ups & Rubank Studies * 12 Full Band Arrangements * Rhythm Studies Book also includes a CD-ROM* with. . . * Start-up video Learn the basics * Play-along mp3* tracks for all exercises Features a professional player on your instrument * Tempo adjustment software Play tracks at desired tempo * Duets and trios Print and play parts with friends * Music listening library Hear great pieces for band *PC or Mac computer required for CD-ROM use; mp3 files will play on most current CD or DVD players.

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Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Beginners Nov. 11 2003
Format:Paperback
First off, this book is for ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR.
The "Essential Elements 2000: A Comprehensive Band Method" is a great book for a young person who is learning an instrument for the first time. There is a fingering chart in the back of the book to make looking up fingerings quick and easy. The book starts off very basic with the parts of the instrument. The easiest notes to play and finger are presented first with exercises to practice them. This book comes with a play-along CD. This CD includes all solo exercises.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Beginner Book for Teaching Note Reading Jan. 30 2009
By David Stahly - Published on Amazon.com
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I teach bass guitar lessons. This is a good beginner book for teaching note reading on electric bass. If your bass student wants to play electric bass in a middle school or high school jazz band, they will need to learn to read music. This beginner book does a good job getting them started on learning how to read and play notes on the bass clef. After this book, they will want to move on to a more advanced book that teaches scales, chords, music theory, improvisation, and more.

If your bass student wants to play rock, metal, grunge, country, or about anything else, they probably don't need to learn to read notes right away and should learn to read tab instead. Most of their music is written in tab form and will allow them to play their favorite music more quickly. Note reading would be a good skill for them to pick up at some point, as well as music theory, chord structure, scales, improvisation, etc.

In my experience as a bass and guitar instructor for 20 years, most kids don't have the patience to work through note reading playing the inane little ditties that fill these types of books. They want to play songs they know. Get them started playing the songs they like first, and then introduce them to note reading later.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Bass Book Sept. 19 2013
By Truvor - Published on Amazon.com
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Really simple, smart curriculum for learning bass. Songs are simple, yes, but a great way to add bass knowledge whether you already play guitar or just starting out. The CD really helps for playing along, but sounds a bit cheesy. Don't let that stop you though.
5.0 out of 5 stars good for learning March 9 2013
By Martha D. Soli - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is good for starting at square one. It came in the condition described and has been very helpful.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book ! Jan. 7 2013
By Samara Andrews - Published on Amazon.com
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My son has been playing the bass for two years now, and basically taught himself this book has been a huge help.
4.0 out of 5 stars good book Oct. 9 2011
By renee29445 - Published on Amazon.com
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this book wasn't avilable in a local store so i found it online and receive it within 3 days great book for kids in middle school band
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