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Take-off! 2 | Students Book | Jan Utbult


A method for beginner wind students, ideal for:
– full-class teaching
– wind bands
– brass bands
– ensembles of any size.
Any combination of wind instruments.

An inspiring progression from Take-off! 1, the innovative concept for teaching beginner wind students, is progressive and flexible, and can be adapted to the individual pupil or ensemble.

Great melodies – modern, catchy and fun to play
All tunes are homophonic – rhythmically identical, great for developing timing, articulation, phrasing and intonation, and optimises the development of a good sound from the outset.

The addition of ‘pit stops’ with musical games and puzzles to help read music, train the hearing and develop a sense of rhythm.

The tracks on accompanying professionally recorded CD are creative, modern, catchy, and fun to play!

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Take-off! 2, in an inspiring progression from Take-off! 1, the innovative concept for teaching beginner wind students.or school orchestral musicians. Take-off! 2 is ideal for full-class teaching, for wind bands, brass bands and wind ensembles of any size. It’s flexibility allows an endless combination of wind instruments, and its versatility means it can even be used for individual tuition and as performance material.

Take-off! 2 has catchy music and attractive melodies within an easily manageable range and the pace of learning can be adapted to suit the individual or ensemble.

In Take-off! 2 there are four parts for every piece of music, a melody part, two harmony parts and a bass part. Most books have the melody and two harmony parts, however the trombone, bassoon and Euphonium books have all four parts, whereas the tuba books have the melody and bass parts. This makes the material extremely flexible, with the ability to form ensembles and bands of any size from a duet, trio or quartet up to a full band.

Where Take-off! 1 was in unison, the pieces in Take-off! 2  are homophonic, meaning that all parts are rhythmically identical. This is especially useful for developing timing, articulation, phrasing and intonation, and optimises the development of a good sound from the outset.

Students are also encouraged to develop their own performances that suit their skills. On the CD, the tracks are repeated two or three times consecutively. On the first play through, all students can play; on the second play through a soloist or instrumental group can play; with everyone coming in again together on the third play through. There are endless possibilities for creating one’s own combinations.

All songs on the CD are also available on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer and other streaming and download services.

Additional information


Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet / Cornet, Horn in F, Eb Horn, Trombone (Bass Clef), Trombone (Treble Clef), Euphonium / Baritone (Bass Clef), Euphonium / Baritone (Treble Clef), Tuba, Eb Bass, Bb Bass, Electric Bass / Accompaniment, Drum Kit / Percussion