Essential Foundations are warm-ups and technique exercises designed for beginning and intermediate band students (literature grades 1-2) in full band or like instrument classes. This collection of exercises has been time tested and used by dozens of bands for over 10 years and is intended to be used in conjunction with your favorite band method book.
Exercises are written for flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophones (alto, tenor and bari), trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, mallets and percussion (snare or pad).
The contents of Essential Foundations include:
3 Long Tone Sets (11 exercises total)
3 Slur Warm-Ups (11 exercises total)
Mini Scales (12 major)
Major Scales (12 major)
Scale in Thirds (Concert G-Db in the circle of fourths)
Chromatic Scales (Concert Bb and Concert F)
Essential Foundations is sold as a zip folder with pdf files. Files are organized by exercise for ease of printing and distribution.
Essential Foundations is licensed for one individual, school, studio, or other institution. Once purchased, the individual, organization, or institution may copy these pdf files in perpetuity. Please contact the author for district licensing.