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Alfred Sound Innovations for Concert Band: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band Mallet Percussion

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Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band is a complete curriculum for beginning band students to help them grow as ensemble musicians. The series complements any band method and supplements any performance music. It contains 167 exercises, including more than 100 chorales by some of today's most renowned young band composers. Various exercises at the grade 1/2, 1, and 1 1/2 levels are grouped by key, including:

Long Tones
Passing the Tonic
Pitch Matching
Scale Builders
Interval Builders
Expanding Intervals
Chord Builders
Moving Chord Tones
Diatonic Harmony
Rhythmic Subdivision
5-Note Scales
Scale Canons (5-, 6-, or 8-Note Scales)
Scale Chorales (5-, 6-, and 8-Note Scales)

The compositions were written by Roland Barrett, Chris Bernotas, Jodie Blackshaw, Matt Conaway, Ralph Ford, Tyler S. Grant, Rob Grice, John O'Reilly, Robert Sheldon, Todd Stalter, Randall Standridge, Michael Story, and Scott Watson. Whether your students are progressing through exercises to better their technical facility, or improving their musicianship with beautiful chorales, we are confident your performers will be excited, motivated, and inspired by using Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band.


  • Chorales and Warm-up Exercises for Tone, Technique, and Rhythm
  • By Peter Boonshaft and Chris Bernotas
  • UPC: 038081520537
  • ISBN 10: 1470633981
  • Series: Sound Innovations for Concert Band: Ensemble Development
  • Category: Band Method
  • Format: Book
  • Instrument: Mallet Instrument
  • Instrumentation: Mallet Percussion

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