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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."
Throughout its development and testing, we've been moved by stories of
how Pro Series has changed the way people learn, practice, and perform.
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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.
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."
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 >
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.
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.
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.
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 >
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.
Oak Ridge High School
Jack Eaddy, Director of Bands
Lake Brantley High School
Cynthia Berry, Director of Bands
Lake Mary High School
Mike Mitchell, Director of Bands
DIRECTOR OF BANDS, LAKE BRANTLEY HIGH SCHOOL
PAST PRESIDENT, FLORIDA BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION
CONDUCTOR, CLINICIAN, COMPOSER, ARRANGER
"I thought the host is very effective in his relaxed appearance and casual mannerisms and instructions. It makes it easier to listen to him and comprehend what he is saying because he is on an "approachable" level and not intimidating. Not only did the host keep my attention, but the animations and style of the lesson were easy to keep attentive to. They reminded me of a television show I would watch with the music and camera angles. Also, the fact that the exercises were based on a quartet and sounded more like music than warm-ups kept the lesson interesting."
WINTER SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
"I like the fact that you can easily navigate back to a section to work on it again (something I will probably do for a couple of exercises). Having a snippet played by the first chair before playing as a group helped. Having something were you can easily go back and listen to a few tips at home is definitely a plus. So far I like the system!"
MOUNT DORA HIGH SCHOOL
"It is a very helpful for advanced trumpet players. I felt that the material was very hard, however I have been playing trumpet for 4 years. I just wish I had this lesson when I started playing trumpet in middle school. It covers a lot about 'core sound' and is a very good practice tool."
GAITHER HIGH SCHOOL
"I really enjoyed the way the instructor explained how to play the music. For example, the way he explained how to hit high octave jumps. He told the watcher to envision a piano player and what a piano player would do to play an octave jump. The piano player would not reach as high as he could to hit the note, he would just move over and play it gracefully. That is how octave jumps should be played on an instrument."
LARGO HIGH SCHOOL
"I like that there wasn't just one oboe playing but there was an ensemble. I thought it wouldn't keep my attention but it did and I really got into it! It kept me thinking and trying to improve my playing on certain parts in the music. It also gave me helpful tips to remember every time I play."
OVIEDO HIGH SCHOOL
"I think Pro Series is great for intermediate aspiring musicians. I love the ensemble, it helped me out in tuning and blending, all the exercises, and especially the examples and non-examples. The exercises are great: they aren't too challenging or too easy. Although, I do trip up on some things, but then I fix them. I spent like twenty-five extra minutes to do all the exercises with no trip ups! Overall I think the series is great."
WARNER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
"After doing this lesson I feel I have made some progress in learning new techniques and I feel like I have improved on my playing skills as well. I really enjoy these lessons because they help me feel more confident about my playing skills and help me find new skills that I did not know about."
FLETCHER SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
"Very nice! I like the focus on tone quality. I like how the lessons build up in difficulty and how by the last few exercises I actually have to stop and go through some rhythms a few times to perfect them. The conductor is great, he gets across a lot of helpful information while also being enjoyable to listen to."
COLONIAL HIGH SCHOOL
"The instruction is clear and understandable. The style of lessons are ordered well and make sense. The only thing missing was for it all to be live! Overall, Pro Series is a great way to show me what I could do to improve."
OVIEDO HIGH SCHOOL
"The lessons proved useful, kept my attention, and gave me something different to think about before I play anything on my instrument whether it's a simple whole note or a technical rhythm."
RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
"I liked how the instructor put emphasis on accuracy and fast slide movements throughout the lesson because it is very easy to just forget and fall into the habit of playing with a slow slide with a slight glissando, especially if it is a legato piece. I really enjoyed playing in harmony with other trombones as well because that really kept my attention. The host was freaking hilarious if not goofy at times!"
LAKE BRANTLEY HIGH SCHOOL
"I really like this. Everything is instructed clearly and gets very challenging with each section. I feel with just that practice I can play much better with a good tone then I did before it. It also sharpened my ears somewhat to listen to the pitch so I could improve my intonation."
SANDALWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
"I liked the host's energy, he kept it exciting. I enjoyed playing the more challenging exercises towards the end and applying aspects of the earlier exercises to the more challenging ones. The exercises are effective in accomplishing what they were meant for."
MOUNT DORA HIGH SCHOOL
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