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TITLE: Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Tip: What to Listen To?

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DATE: November 25, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Chip Crotts – When I work with jazz ensembles on style and phrasing, I strongly emphasize that everyone needs to know what instruments they are listening to – and why. These skills, when applied correctly, can have a large impact on the development of the complete musician. Let’s discuss how we […]

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TITLE: Don’t Start Saxophones in Your Beginning Band – A Successful Alternative

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: November 24, 2019

By Ray Benton, Nottelmann Music Co.  – Well, this one will certainly cause some controversy!  But band directors, I ask that you be open minded and hear me out.  In my eleven years at Rockwood South Middle School, we found tremendous success with a different approach to teaching saxophone.  Here are THE BENEFITS, THE PROCESS, and THE RESULTS. THE BENEFITS […]

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TITLE: Tips For Your Jazz Band Guitarist

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DATE: October 22, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Education Blog – by Mike Christiansen –   With very little background in playing guitar, and no background in jazz guitar pedagogy, many band directors find themselves at a loss on how to help their jazz band guitarist. The following tips can help you point your student guitarists in the right direction. Getting the Sound: The […]

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TITLE: Tim Lautzenheiser Speaks on the Power of Learning

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DATE: October 15, 2019

Curated from Conn-Selmer’s CSI Connect – by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser – Conn-Selmer’s VP of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, encourages us to discover the power of learning and the reason there is no end to power of music in our students lives.

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TITLE: Quick Rehearsal Tip: Creative Warmups for Jazz Ensembles

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DATE: September 23, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Dean Sorenson – The jazz ensemble warmup is a great opportunity to teach some scales that are useful in jazz improvisation. Common modes like mixolydian or dorian will help get the players moving around their horns and will also give them some basic improvisational tools.If at all possible, choose scales in […]

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TITLE: Tips for Success at All-State Auditions

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DATE: September 3, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s the music educator blog – by Chris Clark –  We all want our students to make All-State groups. Earning a place in these prestigious ensembles is a great experience for students. It’s something they can take pride in including on college applications, and a way to impress their peers. Not only does it benefit the student, but […]

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