Internet Connections provide meaningful activities, further opening the world of music to students.
A new bound-in Theory Handbook is fully integrated with the core lessons. It addresses five major theory studies, broadening the appeal of the book to band, choir, and orchestra students.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) technology allows students to play, improvise, create, and analyze music with a MIDI sequencer.
Unit Encore feature offers high-interest topics related to unit themes and introduces new music selections and activities.
All styles of music are covered in the text so that students learn to appreciate the rich diversity of musical traditions around the world and within their culture.
The easy-to-use text format integrates concept development with experiential skill-building activities such as identifying rhythms, creating syncopation, improvising, comparing chords, strengthening the students' confidence and self-esteem.
Chapter Reviews assess student learning in vocabulary, factual recall, and critical thinking.
Perceptive Listening: Internal and external aspects of music are explored (technical and cultural).