Randy Navarre (composer)
All Grade ½’s are playable with only 5 instruments: 1 flute, 2 clarinets, 1 alto saxophone, and 1 trumpet. Those instruments are not always doubled elsewhere. The song is written in such a way, it will sound good with a limited instrumentation and richer and fuller as your band gets bigger. All Grade ½’s by Northeastern Music are playable after only 5 – 7 lessons. At this performance level, no clarinet crosses the break. Cool It! is a twelve bar blues designed to drill in counting rhythms while the students are having a blast. The 1st trumpet’s highest note is Bb. Directors often allow students to start learning to improve on this easy piece. Yes, at this very beginning stage! This remains one of our best sellers in this series.