Technique and Fundamentals
Below are technique exercises transposed to various key areas. Parts included for all instruments.
Technique Exercises in Concert Bb
Technique Exercises in Concert Eb
Technique Exercises in Concert Ab
Technique Exercises in Concert Db
Technique Exercises in Concert F
Fundamentals and Warm - Ups Version 1
This is a fundamentals and warm-up packets covers a variety of long-tone, articulation, and technique exercises. Originally written for junior high band, these exercise are relevant to a wide range of playing abilities.
Ruler of Time (Rhythm Tree)
This poster (8.5 x 11) is a visualization of how basic note values break down. Frequently called a rhythm tree, this diagram incorporates the idea of a ruler as described by Ed Lisk in his book, The Creative Director.
Common Divisions of a Beat
This poster/handout (8.5 x 11) is one that I have used to teach the fundamental building blocks of rhythms build on duple subdivisions. We establish that these are all the basic combinations of eighth and sixteenth notes and that most music can be simplified down to these patters. Simplifying may be filling in rests with a note or breaking tied notes.
Sixteenth Note Practice
Just a basic rhythm sheet that incorporates eighth/sixteenth note rhythms. I use this sheet after establishing the counting system and practicing the one beat patterns on the "Common Divisions of a Beat" handout.