Quickstart is designed to give the beginning band a solid start and quick progress, so that they can be ready to play in public after just a few hours of instruction.

Quickstart covers the same materials as a standard “Book 1” and is geared specifically for Salvation Army bands. Hymns with words included are used for practice exercises to reinforce the importance of both text and music.

One component of getting bands off to a “quick start” is to separate Bb and Eb instruments into different classes. When this is not possible, an Eb options section is included to allow these groups to play some items together. One binder contains enough materials for an entire class, including a student and teacher book, a Quickstart tunebook, quizzes and other supplemental material, along with a 2-CD set for listening and practice.

Quickstart can be purchased from Canadian Trade.