Method Book and Supplies for Instrumental Music

Below is a list of things you need in addition to your instrument for instrumental music this year. You can purchase these at most of our local music stores. I have included links to method books and some supplies for percussion on Amazon for easy access as well.

Flute:

You need Standard of Excellence, Book 1 for Flute by Bruce Pearson. You can order it online from Amazon here: http://a.co/d/3hjQMLa. Flute Supplies: a) cleaning rod and cloth.

Clarinet:

You need Standard of Excellence, Book 1 for Bb Clarinet by Bruce Pearson. You can order it online from Amazon here: http://a.co/d/40C8xZJ.
Clarinet Supplies: a) reeds size 2; a box of 15-20 should last a school year- keep 2 or 3 only in your case; b) cleaning swab (usually a small piece of chamois or other cloth attached to string with a weight in the end).

Alto Sax:

You need Standard of Excellence, Book 1 for Eb Alto Saxophone by Bruce Pearson. You can order it online from Amazon here: http://a.co/d/drwjBtL.
Alto Sax Supplies:  a) reeds size 2; a box of 15-20 should last a school year- keep 2 or 3 only in your case; b) cleaning swab (usually a small piece of chamois or other cloth attached to string with a weight in the end); c) comfortable neck strap; by the most comfortable one you can afford.

Trumpet:

You need Standard of Excellence, Book 1 for Bb Trumpet by Bruce Pearson. You can order it online from Amazon here: http://a.co/d/iyHNA3c.
Trumpet Supplies a) good valve oil. That’s it. You don’t need slide oil or slide grease or a long wire brush; mouthpiece brush is optional (just make sure you brush your teeth or rinse out your mouth before playing so you don’t get food and junk in your horn).

Euphonium/Baritone:

You need Standard of Excellence, Book 1 for Baritone B.C. by Bruce Pearson. **NOTE: Make sure the book is NOT for Baritone T.C. or treble clef. You can order it online from Amazon here: http://a.co/d/8cGtdsw.
Euphonium/Baritone Supplies a) good valve oil. That’s it. You don’t need slide oil or slide grease or a long wire brush; mouthpiece brush is optional (just make sure you brush your teeth or rinse out your mouth before playing so you don’t get food and junk in your horn).

Trombone:

You need Standard of Excellence, Book 1 for Trombone by Bruce Pearson.  You can order it online from Amazon here: http://a.co/d/6120SUV.
Trombone Supplies: a) Slide cream; that’s it- I’ll show you some special tricks to keep your slide moving fast at your lessons.

Percussion:

You need Standard of Excellence, Book 1 for Drums & Mallet Percussion by Bruce Pearson. (NOTE: Don’t get the Timpani & Auxiliary Percussion book). You can order it online from Amazon here: http://a.co/d/0Gxcq3x. Percussion Supplies: All you need is a pair of wooden drumsticks size 5A or 5B or equivalent (no plastic drumsticks or goofy ones that light up) AND a practice pad- they come in all sizes- get the nicest practice pad you can afford. You don’t need a snare drum or a bell kit; I have all the concert percussion instruments you will play here at school. Here is an example of drumsticks and a practice pad from Amazon.

Violin:

You need Essential Elements 2000 for Strings, Book 1 for VIOLIN published by Hal Leonard. You can order it online from Amazon here: http://a.co/d/aIX9QOl.
Violin Supplies: a) Rosin for your bow. Make sure you get rosin for your instrument: violin rosin is not the same as cello rosin. b) you need a shoulder rest or foam wedge- THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR BEGINNERS.

Viola:

You need Essential Elements 2000 for Strings, Book 1 for VIOLA published by Hal Leonard. You can order it online from Amazon here:  http://a.co/d/3RpQP9S.
Viola Supplies: a) Rosin for your bow. Make sure you get rosin for your instrument: violin rosin is not the same as cello rosin. b) you need a shoulder rest or foam wedge- THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR BEGINNERS.

Cello:

You need Essential Elements 2000 for Strings, Book 1 for Cello published by Hal Leonard. You can order it online from Amazon here:
http://a.co/d/8IVFEtD.
Cello Supplies: a) Rosin for your bow. Make sure you get rosin for your instrument: violin rosin is not the same as cello rosin. b) Cellos need an end pin stopper or “donut”. There are different kinds. Get the nicest one you can afford.