For Band, String, and Recorder Classes

Jump Right In:
The Instrumental Series

Richard F. Grunow, Edwin E. Gordon,
Christopher D. Azzara with co-author Michael E. Martin


Now available for strings!
Revised solo books available!
Jump Right In Recorder

This innovative, remarkable series combines the latest research in music learning with the belief that a musical instrument is an extension of the human mind and body. The result: an engaging method that has students playing musically, right from the start.

The reality is that many of today's beginning students never learned to carry a tune or keep a steady beat. So Jump Right In builds these skills concurrently with traditional "executive skills" such as embochure, posture, hand position, and articulation. Even the first notes students play involve musical expression. And because students learn to bring true musical meaning to their playing, common problems such as "tuning" the ensemble become far easier to solve.

Central to this series are student take-home CDs full of songs and other musical activitities that virtually extend the classroom into the home. Make no mistake-these Cds are not boring synthesized background tapes. Each instrument has its own CD, exposing many students for the first time to the richness of their respective instruments (compliments of top-notch performers, including members of the artist faculty at the Eastman School of Music) and giving beginning players the models they need.

Jump Right In advocates "sound before sight" for one simple reason: players become more musical if they know what sounds to expect before they play them. After all, how expressive and accurate would you be reading a passage of text in a language you didn't understand? Jump Right In encourages beginning musicians to learn many tunes by ear right from the start, and not just those tunes that are a part of the series. This practice builds a student's musical vocabulary and serves as the perfect readiness for all musicianship. Music reading typically begins no sooner than three months into the series-and when reading begins, it is with true meaning. (Don't worry, there will be plenty of music to play at that first concert in December.)

An exhaustive teacher's guide provides many sample lesson plans and other support materials-there's even a video of many of the teaching procedures. Additional materials, such as the Solo and Accompaniment Cassette Sets (which contain 300 rote songs in solo, each followed by rich and varied instrumental accompaniments) will keep students challenged for many years. And the authors are continually developing and researching new materials.

Jump Right In is truly unlike any other series on the market. learn more


Revised Solo Book 1A with CD and Solo Book 1B with CD

Each volume in this practical, musical, and economical series includes 50 folk songs and a CD. The CD contains an instrumental solo track plus an engaging acoustic accompaniment for every tune.

The Jump Right In Solo Books also feature enrichment activities to help young players move beyond the printed page, including a convenient way to track ear-training activities for each song. These books even include chord symbols for each tune as preparation for improvisation.

Grouped by level of difficulty and by key, these books are sure to engage any student hungry for more music or simply looking to have fun with their instrument.


Title Instrument Qty  
Book 1 - $6.50
CD 1 - $10.00
Book 1 & CD - $16.50
Book 2 - $6.50
CD 2 - $10.00
Book 2 & CD - $16.50
Solo Book 1A w/ CD - $9.90
Solo Book 1B w/ CD - $9.90
Solo Book 2 - $5.50
Solo Book 3 - $5.50

Band Teacher Guide

Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J315 Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series - Teacher's Guide for Winds and Percussion
Books 1 and 2
$60.00

Strings

Title Instrument Qty  
Book 1 - $6.50
CD 1 - $10.00
Book 1 & CD - $16.50
Book 2 - $6.50
CD 2 - $10.00
Book 2 & CD - $16.50
Solo Book 2 - $5.50
Solo Book 3 - $5.50

REVISED! Teacher's Guide for Strings Book 1 and 2

Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J317 Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series - Teacher's Guide for Strings
Books 1 and 2
$50.00

Recorded Solos with Accompaniments

Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J99 Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series - Solo and Accompaniment Cassettes (2)
Book 1A and 1B
$15.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J99CD Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series - Solo and Accompanimet CDs(2)
Book 1A and 1B
$27.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J148 Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series - Solo and Accompaniment Cassettes(2)
Book 2
$15.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J148CD Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series - Solo and Accompaniment CDs(2)
Book 2
$27.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J200 Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series - Solo and Accompaniment Cassettes(2)
Book 3
$15.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J200CD Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series - Solo and Accompaniment CDs(2)
Book 3
$27.95

Listening

Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J229CS Simple Gifts
100 tunes per Cassette...acoustic instrumental arrangements...perfect for classroom and home
$10.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J229CD Simple Gifts
$15.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J201CS Don Gato
100 tunes per Cassette...acoustic instrumental arrangements...perfect for classroom and home
$10.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J201CD Don Gato
100 tunes per CD...acoustic instrumental arrangements...perfect for classroom and home
$15.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J199CS You Are My Sunshine
100 tunes per Cassette...acoustic instrumental arrangements...perfect for classroom and home
$10.95
Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J199CD You Are My Sunshine
100 tunes per CD...acoustic instrumental arrangements...perfect for classroom and home
$15.95

Composition Books

Edition # Title
Price
Qty  
G-J249 JRI Composition Book 1 (all instruments)
$7.50


Includes high quality CDs of folk songs and melodies

  • Comprises many styles, tonalities, and meters
  • Spans many cultures and many centuries
  • For listening and play-along

Performances by some of the world's greatest musicians

  • Artist faculty members from the Eastman School of Music
  • Members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Rhythm & Brass

Helps develop musicianship beyond instrumental classroom

  • Progress from sound to sight in logical, common sense sequence
  • Opportunities for improvisation from early stages of instruction
  • Students learn to read and write with comprehension
  • Arrangements of over 40 songs included in the student books

Sequential and research-based materials

  • Designed specifically to attend to individual differences
  • Based on current experimental and practical research
  • Incorporates the music learning theories of Edwin E. Gordon
  • Includes National Standards and suggestions for measurement and evaluation

Extensive Teacher's Guide