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Foundation of Performance

Master educator and composer Yo Goto’s band training through performance method.
  • Foundation of Performance
    Foundation of Performance
    Yo Goto, master composer and educator, crafts basic music skills into six progressive arrangements for beginning band. Starting in Bb with quarter note two-voice unisons, selection two moves to half-notes, harmony and greater independence. Additional lessons include brass slurs, dotted notes, chorale-style playing, subdivisions, accidentals, phrasing, key signatures, etc. Selections are suitable... Yo Goto, master composer and educator, crafts basic music skills into six progr...
  • Foundation of Performance 2
    Foundation of Performance 2
    Master educator and composer Yo Goto's second in a series uses five attractive selections to teach more advanced fundamentals to first and second year bands. Key changes, mixed articulations, 6/8 meter, extended ranges, mixed-voice chorales and solos are presented. Selections include Buzz, Buzz, Buzz , American Patrol March , The Lorelei , My Old Kentucky Home and London Bridge Variations .... Master educator and composer Yo Goto's second in a series uses five attract...
  • Foundation of Performance 3 - Step by Step
    Foundation of Performance 3 - Step by Step
    Step by Step -Diatonic Chorale- Step by Step was composed in the spring of 2011 for an annual joint concert held by high school bands in Nagaoka, Niigata. A request was that it be easy to memorize and of about four minutes’ duration. I additionally set the rule for the piece to be entirely diatonic (in scale form). As matter of fact, except for the bass line, every note for every instrument... Step by Step -Diatonic Chorale- Step by Step was composed in the spring of 2...  
  • Foundation of Performance 4 - Smooth and Crispy
    Foundation of Performance 4 - Smooth and Crispy
    When performing is not as simple as just not tonguing (or in double bass not bowing) to make it "legato", or that simply shortening the notes produces "staccato". The method of performing legato involves removing all unevenness from each instrument while preserving sonority (even by removing the slur you should still be able to hear the tenuto) and it is very important to keep... When performing is not as simple as just not tonguing (or in double bass not...  
  • Foundation of Performance 5 - Song of Growing
    Foundation of Performance 5 - Song of Growing
    Another brilliant “training” concert piece from Yo Goto’s Foundation series. This study in subdivision is built upon a diatonic quarter-note theme that travels to a grand conclusion, along the way stressing duple and triple divisions, dynamics, dots, ties and syncopation to a constant beat. Instrumentation Flute Oboe Bassoon Clarinet in Eb 1st Clarinet in Bb 2nd Clarinet in Bb... Another brilliant “training” concert piece from Yo Goto’s ...  
  • Foundation of Performance 6 -Towards the Next Step
    Foundation of Performance 6 -Towards the Next Step
    Educational and musical meaning of "Towards the Next Step". This is the 6th chapter in the “Foundation of Performance” series. It is an accessible, fun march whose melody is based on various scale patterns. This is related to Foundation of Performance's first volume, “Step by Step” where the music was composed solely on conjunct motion. Therefore, I recommend... Educational and musical meaning of "Towards the Next Step". This i...  
  • Foundation of Performance 3 - Step by Step (score)
    Foundation of Performance 3 - Step by Step (score)
    Step by Step -Diatonic Chorale- Step by Step was composed in the spring of 2011 for an annual joint concert held by high school bands in Nagaoka, Niigata. A request was that it be easy to memorize and of about four minutes’ duration. I additionally set the rule for the piece to be entirely diatonic (in scale form). As matter of fact, except for the bass line, every note for every instrument... Step by Step -Diatonic Chorale- Step by Step was composed in the spring of 2...  
  • Foundation of Performance 4 - Smooth and Crispy (score)
    Foundation of Performance 4 - Smooth and Crispy (score)
    When performing is not as simple as just not tonguing (or in double bass not bowing) to make it "legato", or that simply shortening the notes produces "staccato". The method of performing legato involves removing all unevenness from each instrument while preserving sonority (even by removing the slur you should still be able to hear the tenuto) and it is very important to keep... When performing is not as simple as just not tonguing (or in double bass not...