Essential Studies for Beginning Band
Essential Studies for Beginning Band is the lesson book that I use with my 1st and 2nd year band students. It combines the best exercises, approaches, and literature that I’ve used. There is a lot of practice included with every group of new rhythms and pitch sets (scales) that are introduced.

Here is the Table of Contents so you can check out what is covered in this method book:

Essential Studies 1 ToC

If you'd like to watch a YouTube video that gives a solid browse through Essential Studies Book 1, click here —> Essential Studies, Book 1

If you’re using Essential Studies as your lesson book, you can download the Winter Holiday Trios here! These will download as password-protected PDF files. Open the file, and when prompted, type in the product support password from the inside front cover of your book. Enjoy!


Xmas TriosV2AltoBari

Xmas TriosV2Clarinet

Xmas TriosV2FHorn

Xmas TriosV2Flute

Xmas TriosV2Percussion

Xmas TriosV2TenorSax

Xmas TriosV2Trombone

Xmas TriosV2Trumpet

Xmas TriosV2Tuba