First Year Band
 
Skills covered:
  • Read notes on the staff
  • Write notes on the staff
  • Identify note fingerings
  • Read basic rhythms
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Unit 1: D, Eb, F (D5, Eb5, F5)
 1-1.  Read D, Eb, F
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 1
 1-2.  Write D, Eb, F
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 1
 1-3.  Fingering D, Eb, F
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 1
 1-4.  Read Rhythms in 4/4 (wholes, halves, quarters 1)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 1
Unit 2: Bb, C (Bb4, C5)
 2-1.  Read Bb, C
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 2
 2-2.  Write Bb, C
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 2
 2-3.  Fingering Bb, C
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 2
 2-4.  Read Rhythms in 4/4 (wholes, halves, quarters 2)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 2
Unit 3: G (G5)
 3-1.  Read G
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 3
 3-2.  Write G
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 3
 3-3.  Fingering G
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 3
 3-4.  Read Rhythms in 4/4 (eighths 1)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 3
Unit 4: A (A4)
 4-1.  Read A
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 4
 4-2.  Write A
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 4
 4-3.  Fingering A
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 4
 4-4.  Read Rhythms in 4/4 (eighths 2)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 4
Unit 5: Low G (G4)
 5-1.  Read Low G
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 5
 5-2.  Write Low G
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 5
 5-3.  Fingering Low G
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 5
 5-4.  Read Rhythms in 2/4 (quarters and eighths)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 5
Unit 6: Low F (F4)
 6-1.  Read Low F
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 6
 6-2.  Write Low F
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 6
 6-3.  Fingering Low F
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 6
 6-4.  Read Rhythms in 3/4 (halves, quarters, eighths)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 6
Unit 7: Low Ab, high Ab (Ab4, Ab5)
 7-1.  Read Low Ab, high Ab
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 7
 7-2.  Write Low Ab, high Ab
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 7
 7-3.  Fingering Low Ab, high Ab
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 7
 7-4.  Read Rhythms (tied notes)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 7
Unit 8: High Bb (Bb5)
 8-1.  Read High Bb
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 8
 8-2.  Write High Bb
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 8
 8-3.  Fingering High Bb
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 8
 8-4.  Read Rhythms (dotted half notes)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 8
Unit 9: E (E5)
 9-1.  Read E
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 9
 9-2.  Write E
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 9
 9-3.  Fingering E
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 9
 9-4.  Read Rhythms (tied notes and dotted quarters) 1
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 9
Unit 10: High A (A5)
 10-1.  Read High A
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 10
 10-2.  Write High A
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 10
 10-3.  Fingering High A
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 10
 10-4.  Read Rhythms (tied notes and dotted quarters) 2
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 10
Unit 11: Low E, Db (E4, Db5)
 11-1.  Read Low E, Db
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 11
 11-2.  Write Low E, Db
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 11
 11-3.  Fingering Low E, Db
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 11
 11-4.  Read Rhythms (tied notes and dotted quarters)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 11
Unit 12: High C, Gb (C6, Gb5)
 12-1.  Read High C, Gb
  Exercise
Read Notes
Level 12
 12-2.  Write High C, Gb
  Exercise
Write Notes
Level 12
 12-3.  Fingering High C, Gb
  Exercise
Finger Notes
Level 12
 12-4.  Read Rhythms (tied notes and dotted quarters)
  Exercise
Read Rhythms
Level 12