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Beginning Band - Variations on a Theme

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Variations on a Theme is a fun piece of music for your second semester beginning group.  The theme (Twinkle Twinkle)  is stated in unison and variations follow.  Each variation is of increasing difficulty.  Also, each section of the band is featured. 

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About "Radiant Fanfare"

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About "Radiant Fanfare"

"Radiant Fanfare" is a good example of beginning band writing that that doesn't dumb down music for this level.  Often we hear music for the beginner that simply is musically childish.  "Radiant Fanfare" offers moving lines that require various sections to play with rhythmic accuracy and at the same time provides enough repetition to make students feel secure.  Great care is taken to ensure that even the smallest of bands is able perform the "Radiant Fanfare".  Learn more about the piece at pdfbandmusic.com.

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March Regal

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"March Regal" is an excellent march for beginning band. The form is traditional with a key change in trio and even a woodwind obbligato accompanying the melody--- very Sousa like. First clarinet does cross the break.

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Atlantis - Young Band Compostion

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Atlantis - Young Band Compostion

Atlantis is a new young band addition to the PDF Band Music catalog.  It is an exciting composition for concert or contest use.

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Student Reaction to Using Sound Fundamentals - Part 2

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Student Reaction to Using Sound Fundamentals - Part 2

Below are more non-redacted short essays written by students using the Sound Fundamentals Band Method. *********************** Brandon: Sound Fundamentals has helped me by some reasons. Fist, if showed me some sharps like G# and D#. Next, it taught me some songs that I like. Last, it helped me learn more. This is how Sound Fundamentals helped me. Melissa: The Sound Fundamentals book has helped me a lot. It really helped me because now I can actually make a good sound on my flute. Before I sounded like a bird that was about to die. It also helped me to read notes...

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