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The practice revolution

is just beginning.

Pro Series is built on the powerful fundamentals professional musicians have been using for decades. With lessons that play in a standard DVD player and the included Companion Book, Pro Series lets you practice better than you ever thought possible.

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"When I first saw Pro Series, I was tremendously excited. You have this medium which gives them access to all of the aspects of the instrument through the various DVDs that have been produced."

Response

Throughout its development and testing, we've been moved by stories of
how Pro Series has changed the way people learn, practice, and perform.
The response has been incredible.

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Companion Book

Ms. Terry Pattishall

FORMER DIRECTOR OF BANDS,

LAKE MARY HIGH SCHOOL

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, PRO SERIES

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Mr. John Almeida

PROFESSOR OF TRUMPET,

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

GENERAL ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

Dr. Stacy Baker

TUBA & EUPHONIUM PROFESSOR,

MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY

TUBA & EUPHONIUM ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

Alex Beeman

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, PRO SERIES

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Ms. Cynthia Berry

DIRECTOR OF BANDS,

LAKE BRANTLEY HIGH SCHOOL

GENERAL ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

Professor Kelly Crotts

FORMER PROFESSOR OF FLUTE,

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

FLUTE ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

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Dale Fedele

PRIVATE STUDIO INSTRUCTOR

ADVISOR & PERFORMING ARTIST, PRO SERIES

Professor Anita Juilianna

ENGLISH HORN,

BREVARD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

OBOE ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

Dr. Keith Koons

PROFESSOR OF CLARINET,

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

CLARINET ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

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Professor Ted Shistle

DIRECTOR OF BANDS,

DOUGLAS ANDERSON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

BASSOON ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

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Professor Michelle Stebleton

PROFESSOR OF HORN,

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

HORN ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

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Dr. George Weremchuk

PROFESSOR OF SAXOPHONE,

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

SAXOPHONE ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

The Team

A revolution in personal practice.

Pro Series is an interactive way to practice. We packed 17 ensemble lessons, 120 scale-building exercises, and the game-changing Instrument Toolkit into just 10 discs. Add that to the protective DVD wallet and the Companion Book and you have yourself a professional ensemble in a box.

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Pro Series is all about the musician. For the first time ever, students have the opportunity to develop their personal practice skills while rehearsing with others. That’s because each lesson is designed for the user to play along with the cast of instrumentalists. Pro Series makes it possible to practice balance, blend, and intonation in the comfort of your own practice room. Or your living room.

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"When my students tested Pro Series, they had extremely favorable reactions as to how much they learned, how much they were assisted in acquiring that knowledge, and how much their existing skills were supported. Pro Series is an excellent reinforcement for all those musical aspects that we want our students to have—to study—when we are not with them."

Includes 17 lessons per instrument.

Pro Series is the perfect companion to your practice sessions. Because it comes with increasingly challenging lessons targeting every aspect of performance, Pro Series targets high school and advanced middle school performers. And practice is more productive, because the curriculum and instruction were crafted by expert band directors and instrument-specific professors from all over the United States. Meet the team >

Core Sound
Fundamental Technique
Rhythm & Articulation

This keystone lesson helps shape the musician’s concept of sound using embouchure-strengthening exercises designed specifically to refine tone quality.

“Fundamental Technique” contains a practical set of methods for conquering technique, dexterity, and range.

By combining increasingly difficult rhythms with varying sets of articulations, this disc, combined with a ton of hard work, helps to develop proficiency in both rhythm and style.

This lesson combines the execution of sophisticated dynamics with the control of precise phrase length—all while cycling through major scales.

One of nine included sight reading lessons, "The Road Map" reviews fundamental indications such as written dynamics, hairpins, and codas.

“Advanced Articulation” pushes the musician to new levels, engaging them in a total tongue and air workout.

Rhythm & Articulation Plus

This lesson contains advanced rhythmic exercises inside of major scales, including syncopation with complex rests, hemiola, 5/8, 7/8, and mid-exercise meter changes.

This disc challenges the performer with exercises that focus on ensemble intonation, sonority/blending, and balance.

This lesson raises the ante for all students, teaching a greater refinement of rapidly changing styles through increasingly challenging rhythms.

Advanced exercises for student musicians.

Designed by professional musicians.

17 instrument-specific lessons
over 200 exercises
printed on 70gsm paper with coil binding

Pro Series was designed to work without hassle. That’s why the Companion Book makes so much sense. It features the same parts played by the ensemble’s principal member. That means you can crank up the volume and play the first part along with the on-screen cast.

 

Each Companion Book contains 17 instrument-specific lessons designed by top college professors and high school educators. With over 200 exercises covering everything from air support to voicing, Pro Series reinforces fundamentals while providing an increasingly challenging curriculum for intermediate to advanced musicians.

 

The Companion Books are printed in the United States on crisp, 70 GSM and bound with a heavy-duty, flexible coil. This means the book rests comfortably on a music stand without requiring you to fold or crease the pages.

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The Lessons

The Discs

Pro Series is amazingly flexible because of its DVD-based lessons. Each of the 10 discs focuses on a different aspect of performance for your instrument. Together, these discs represent the most comprehensive collection of instrument-specific instruction ever put to video. Learn more about the lessons >

Lesson Navigation

What really sets Pro Series apart is its infinite replay value. With your remote in hand, you can pause or skip back to work out a challenging piece. You can do more with Pro Series, anywhere there’s a DVD player, any time.

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Ensemble Lessons

Pro Series doesn't just make practice engaging.

It makes practice fun. The results are incredible.

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Professor Tom Brantley

PROFESSOR OF TROMBONE,

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

TROMBONE ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

Dr. Gail Robertson

VISITING LECTURER/ARTIST-TEACHER,

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

EUPHONIUM & TUBA ADVISOR, PRO SERIES

How Pro Series Works

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Dynamics, Scales & Phrasing
The Road Map
Rhythm & Scales Plus
Advanced Articulation

Oak Ridge High School

Jack Eaddy, Director of Bands

Ensemble Musicianship

Lake Brantley High School

Cynthia Berry, Director of Bands

Lake Mary High School

Mike Mitchell, Director of Bands

-Cynthia Berry

DIRECTOR OF BANDS, LAKE BRANTLEY HIGH SCHOOL

PAST PRESIDENT, FLORIDA BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION

-Joseph Kreines

CONDUCTOR, CLINICIAN, COMPOSER, ARRANGER

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Jason Millhouse

HOST, PRO SERIES

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McGuire Brannon

CREATOR & DIRECTOR, PRO SERIES

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Karina Mills

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER &

PERFORMING ARTIST, PRO SERIES

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