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TITLE: Video Tips from Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band: Listening to the Band

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DATE: April 12, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educators Blog – Jazz educators, you probably tell your ensemble students constantly to listen to each other, but do they really know how?  In this, the second of a series of performance advice videos, members of the Big Phat Band talk about how to listen to the other members of your jazz band. Appearing in today’s […]

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TITLE: Video Tips from Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band: Mastering Difficult Passages

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DATE: March 27, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Gordon Goodwin – Given the chance, who wouldn’t eavesdrop on a recording session by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band? Certainly no one in our office! Through our friends at Alfred Music, we recently got a glimpse of the Big Phat Band in the studio. What’s more, we had the unmitigated audacity to […]

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TITLE: Summer Band Camp is Important – The Bill Nottelmann Memorial Scholarship Program Can Help

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 26, 2019

Summer band camp is a great way for students to improve their playing and create lifetime memories.  In honor of our founder Mr. Bill Nottelmann, we will again present scholarships to two deserving young musicians.  Those winning recipients will receive 100% of the tuition costs for one approved, St. Louis area band camp.  Only students currently enrolled in their school band […]

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TITLE: Professional Development from The International Music Education Summit

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 25, 2019

Have you heard about IMES 2019, The International Music Education Summit?  Get professional development credit from webinars on topics vital to you, hosted by international experts, all presented: LIVE online – June 13-14 Also recorded, available on demand Nottelmann Music is honored to be selected to present two of this year’s sessions: Tips from the Repair Shop: How to Keep […]

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

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: February 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: February 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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