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Intonation Builders (Band)

 

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Composer(s) / Arranger(s): Gary P. Gilroy & Meryl J. Wamhoff

Performance Time:  |  Style: Contemporary

Intonation Builders, written by Gary P. Gilroy and edited by Meryl Wamhoff, is a series of exercises designed to be a supplemental course of study for wind band. With the use of both voice and instrument the player and the ensemble will, with daily practice, begin to develop the skills required to "play in tune". 

This progressive set of exercises is available exclusively from Gary P. Gilroy Publications. Here are some excerpts from the instructions to the conductor: 

"The conductor and musician should be concerned with many factors that come into play with regard to playing in tune. First and foremost the musician should be concerned with tone quality as it is the most important aspect of this process. Proper posture, breath support, embouchure and equipment are the foundational aspects of good tone. It is important for the conductor to monitor these four key aspects throughout the rehearsal. 

Once the ensemble is committed to proper tone quality they can begin the process of playing in tune. There are many aspects of playing in tune of which both the conductor and musician must be aware. Playing unisons or octaves in tune simply requires the musician to eliminate the "beats" created by pitches not matching each other."

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Standard Features

  • Complete part set.
  • Booklet or spiral-bound score printed on archival-grade paper.
  • Full-color glossy score cover and jacket.
  • Composer biography.
  • Notes on the piece.
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