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I switched out of EE2K to “Measures of Success” for this coming year. EE is not a bad book but I found the pacing too quick at the beginning and the kids who didn’t pick up on things as quickly really struggled. Measures is paced a bit slower at the beginning and really allows the kids to grasp the concepts with more supporting material (more tunes) before moving them on to more stuff. Measures is also divided into units so the kids feel they have accomplished something when they finish unit 1.
In truth, there is no perfect method book. Depending on the instrument, there are concessions made in order to be able to have all the instruments play together. In an ideal world, all instruments would be homogenius for a year before joining as a “band”. Are there any programs out there that are structured like this? I’d be curious to hear how it works out…