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Instructional Books

THE WIND BAND: A Definitive Guide to Ensemble Performance

Innovative rehearsal techniques that clarify and define the basic elements of effective ensemble performance.

The Wind Band Sound.

Volume I. The Wind Band Sound: A Definitive Guide to Ensemble Intonation

Volume I presents a definitive and systematic method to improve ensemble intonation and reveal the fundamental nature of in-tune performance. The Book describes in detail the innovative technique of "referential tuning" related to melodic, harmonic, and textural applications within the musical repertoire.

Available through World Projects Publications:
https://world-projects.net/product/the-wind-band-sound-by-john-carnahan/

Volume II. Wind Band Clarity: A Definitive Guide to Ensemble Clarity

Volume II examines the essential elements of ensemble clarity in a definitive and systematic sequence that reveals the essence of a clearly stated musical performance. The Book describes in detail the innovative techniques of "rhythmic markers, texture line, and dialect," related to pulse, balance, and style within the musical ensemble.

Volume III. Wind Band Expression: A Definitive Guide to Ensemble Expression

Volume III is an excursion through the mysterious world of musical expression. The basic elements of musical expression are presented in a definitive and understandable manner to enable multiple levels of ensemble communication and expression. The Book describes in detail the innovative technique of "rhythmic energies" and "multi-layered expression."

Available 2018!