MUSIC FOR A YOUNG LEARNER BAND

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by 007superfan, May 16, 2003.

  1. 007superfan

    007superfan New Member

    Can anyone tell me where I can get some music for a young learner band, not complicated, four part harmony etc.?? :?:
     
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Andrew Mackereth, of Blow and Believe publications has a range of straightforward music, graded according to ability. Check out the website:

    http://home.freeuk.net/believe2/
     
  3. Mark Bousie

    Mark Bousie Member

    I think you'll find the First Blow series could be handy. I think the composer or editor of this is Ernie Whaites and its published by Studio Music. There are 3 levels of difficulty, but even the top one is still quite elementary. Try Mostyn Music as well, think they've got quite a bit of stuff.

    Hope this helps.

    Mark
     
  4. Francis C.

    Francis C. New Member

    Try my web site at http://www.francisclifford.com

    There is a lot of music on the site that you can see and listen to before you buy. There is even a number of scores that you can print yourself for free. Please let me know what you think of it.
     
  5. Despot

    Despot Member

    "Preliminary Band Book" by Stuart Johnson, available for R.Smith is not too bad. Some easy useable tunes. Starts with little pieces about 3 or 4 bars long, and finishes with a short suite.

    His followup book, "Intermediate Band Book" is a bit of a jump though.

    Suggest something like his "Old Castle Suite" is a better next step.
     
  6. tubatu

    tubatu Member

    I can reccomend the Jock Mackenzie series of books, they are excellent for beginners.
     
  7. IckleSop

    IckleSop Active Member

    icould get some stuff off our learner bands at my youth band, there always willing to help other learners, they play some really good stuff, i couldnt play it then i tell ya
     

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