The Beginning Band Fun Book (Alto Sax): for Elementary Students (Paperback)

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The Beginning Band Fun Book (Alto Sax): for Elementary Students (Paperback)


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The Beginning Band Fun Book is written specifically for elementary students by elementary band teachers. This nationally recognized band method features:

  • Extra-large notation
  • Letter names inside the note heads
  • Simplified arrangements
  • Clear and uncomplicated diagrams and charts
  • Limited material per page
  • Easy to read instructions and sheet music
  • Child-centered illustrations
  • Large selection of classic and time-tested songs
  • Online audio and video

The book teaches important music fundamentals including:

  • How to read notes
  • Basic rhythms
  • Proper technique
  • Melody and harmony
  • Music theory fundamentals
  • Creativity and expression
  • Music appreciation

The free online audio and video help support learning with:

  • Professionally sequenced play-along mp3 tracks
  • Professionally produced play-a-long videos
  • Live playing demonstrations of every song in the book
  • Graphics and animation that capture a young student's attention

We know you'll appreciate the exciting teaching strategies employed by this nationally recognized music educator and author.

Author Larry Newman is founder of Children's Music Workshop and Music Fun Books. He has written more than 275 books and arrangements for piano, guitar, ukulele, woodwinds, brass and percussion - including dozens of band and orchestra pieces for elementary and middle school ensembles.

Larry Newman is the Founder and Director of Children's Music Workshop. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education, cum laude degree from Temple University's College of Music, a California teaching credential and a Master of Arts in Music Performance from Eastern Illinois University. Formerly an instrumental music teacher in the Philadelphia School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, and Santa Monica-Malibu Public Schools, Mr. Newman has supervised music programs in more than eighty public and private institutions from the Kindergarten through college levels. His rich diversity of experience includes schools from East L.A. to Malibu and from South Central L.A. to the San Fernando Valley. Larry Newman was the recipient of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 62nd Annual Los Angeles area Emmy award for Children/Youth Programming. Mr Newman wrote, directed and produced the All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestra shows which have aired nationally and feature students from more than two dozen Children's Music Workshop school programs. This was Mr. Newman's third Emmy win. He also received Emmys in 2009 and 2008 for those honor orchestra broadcasts and was most recently nominated in 2011 for a fourth Emmy for Orchestra Kids 2010. In 2009, Mr. Newman was honored by the Los Angeles City Council at City Hall for his contributions to music education in Los Angeles. He was also featured on CityView's Channel 35 series, "Faces of LA". Mr. Newman received the 2006 Lori Petrick Excellence in Education Award from the Palisades Charter Schools Foundation. The award is underwritten by the Boone Foundation - a philanthropic group whose mission is to support "passionate people who provide excellent programs to youth". Larry Newman was also one of 40 teachers nominated for the 2007 25th Annual BRAVO Award, established in 1982 by the Music Center of Los Angeles County to recognize individuals for innovation and excellence in arts education. Mr. Newman is author of the Recorder Fun Book - one of the top classroom recorder methods in the country. It is used in hundreds of elementary schools throughout the United States. He is also the author of the Violin Fun Book and Beginning Band Fun Books - group method books used in all Children's Music Workshop music programs. For more information, please visit
Product Details ISBN: 9781468086874
ISBN-10: 1468086871
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 13th, 2011
Pages: 56
Language: English