Click the links below to download free PDF* instrumental music resources!
*NOTE: All free PDF music is stored on Google Drive. Share settings have been configured so that ANYONE can VIEW and download. If YOUR school's Google account has restrictions that prohibit you from accessing "outside" PDFs, you will need to contact YOUR Google account administrator for permission. Unfortunately there is nothing more I can do to help and no setting I can change to allow access.
1st-Year Band Warm-up Sheet:
2nd-Year Band Warm-up Sheet:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (for ALL Band Instruments)
Maybe you have a family member or friend celebrating a birthday soon? Download the sheet music and use the play-along track posted here to help celebrate! Why not serenade that special birthday someone in-person, by phone, or via video conference (i.e. Skype, Zoom, Meet, FaceTime)?
Holiday Duets for Band
Flexible instrumentation Christmas and Hanukkah solos and/or duets, with piano accompaniment or play-along track. Works with any combination of band instruments. Download FREE PDF sheet music and MP3 play-along accompaniment track below:
Dr. Watson's Favorite Songs in Sound Innovations (Book 1)
In this "virtual band lesson," Dr. Watson shares - and teaches - his favorite songs from the Sound Innovations (Book 1) band lesson book.
Introduction to Note Reading
Half Notes, Half Rests
& Repeat Sign
Quarter Notes & Rests
What Is a Scale?
Slurs and Ties
Learning Our 6th Note
Learning Our 7th Note
Intro to 8th Notes
Playing in ¾ Time
Amazing Grace Trio
This 3-part arrangement works for any band instrument, as a solo (Part 1), Duet (Part 1 & 2), or Trio (Parts 1, 2 & 3). There is a score, which includes all 3 instruments parts and the piano accompaniment, and separate parts. The piano track may be used as accompaniment if a live player is not available.
DOWNLOAD SHEET MUSIC AND PLAY-ALONG TRACK BELOW...
Using a Fingering Chart
There's a WONDERFUL resource in the back of your lesson book that can help you learn new notes. What is it? A FINGERING (or Slide Position) CHART! Dr. Watson shares how to use a fingering chart, and other factors that help you play new notes accurately.
MORE DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC & RESOURCES!
Elementary Band Warmups - 2-Pages of sequentially more demanding warmups geared towards 1st and 2nd year players, all in concert Bb.