Written by schooled instrumental teaching specialists with years of practical experience in applied music techniques. Easily read music notation, uniformly engraved in a format designed to minimize sight reading obstacles. Common sense fingering charts are included with all of the brass and woodwind books of the series. Solos, duets, and ensembles are introduced to provide stimulus and to prepare the pupil for band and orchestra work. Continuous development to the fourth year is possible for each major instrument using correlated courses of study. Bindings are in the distinctive Rubank blue wear-well cover; paper and printing designed to meet the rigors of student use.