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TITLE: Fundraising Without Selling

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DATE: September 7, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Tyler Swick – TIRED OF SELLING COOKIE DOUGH, WRAPPING PAPER OR COUPON BOOKS? HERE ARE SOME UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS TO FUNDRAISE WITHOUT SELLING ANYTHING. Chances are high that either as a student or teacher, you’ve attempted to sell cookie dough, chocolate, wrapping paper, popcorn or coupon books in order to raise funds for your music program….

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TITLE: How To Use the Yamaha Harmony Director In Your Program – “The Most Important Piece of Equipment You Can Own!”

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DATE: July 12, 2023

THIS IS THE DEFINITIVE POSTING ON THE HARMONY DIRECTOR!  Find out why Dr. John Zastoupil, Director of Concert Bands at Missouri State, describes the Yamaha Harmony Director as “the most important piece of equipment you can own!”  View this EXCLUSIVE Podcast-Plus that takes your right into the Missouri State rehearsal room as John demonstrates how the HD works and how…

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TITLE: ADD THESE 3 EXERCISES TO YOUR PERCUSSION PRACTICE SESSIONS

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DATE: June 9, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – By Dr. Dave Gehart – BE A BETTER PERCUSSIONIST BY REGULARLY WORKING ON YOUR READING, ROLLS AND LISTENING SKILLS. As a percussionist, there are three things that we should always work on — reading, rolls and ear/listening. I know it is naive to believe that these are the only things to work on, but if you can continue…

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TITLE: What’s the Difference Between an Acoustic Saxophone and the Yds-150 Digital Saxophone?

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DATE: May 26, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Austin Snowden – THERE ARE LOTS OF SIMILARITIES, BUT THEY ARE FAR FROM THE SAME. Early versions of the saxophone first appeared in 1840, followed by a number of variations. However, it wasn’t until the 1930s that the world saw what is now considered the modern saxophone. Advances in digital technology have allowed Yamaha to…

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TITLE: Top 10 Things All Young Percussionists Should Know

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DATE: February 1, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Dave Gerhart – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU PLAY IN AN ENSEMBLE THE FIRST TIME. Young percussion students who are studying with a private instructor usually study solo on marimba, snare drum, drum set or timpani. Ensemble playing techniques are usually something that are acquired later in high school – and unfortunately, the…

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TITLE: International Drum Rudiments

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DATE: November 13, 2022

An important,  free resource curated from PAS.org – complete with individual audio recordings of the 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments.  Download the free PDF copy or read the notated rudiments below.  The list consists of the traditional 26 rudiments along with a number of drum corps, orchestral, European, and contemporary drum rudiments. This listing was an outgrowth of…

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