MUSIC FOR A YOUNG LEARNER BAND

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

  1. 007superfan

    007superfan New Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    "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

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

    IckleSop Active Member

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    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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