A comparative summary of content and integration of technological resources in six beginning band methods
McDannald, Brandon K.
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Instrumental music educators commonly use one of a multitude of beginning band method books with their first year groups. These methods generally have very similar ideas regarding the instruction of young musicians, so many of the melodies and techniques used appear in most of the major series. Most of the popular methods also strive to integrate with new technologies that have found their way into the music classroom. Through the course of this study, six method books will be examined for their content, progression, and presentation. Along with these fundamental ideas, each method will also be studied for its use of modern technology and how it is incorporated with the material of the book.