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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: Exploring Front Ensemble Tech with Chad Kohler

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DATE: April 13, 2023

Curated from J.W. Pepper – The Fishers High School Marching Tiger Band is widely recognized as one of the best high school marching bands in the United States, and the Fishers Winter Percussion ensemble are three-time Winter Guard International (WGI) Scholastic Concert World Percussion champions. J.W. Pepper’s creative team visited Fishers, Indiana to spend time with the band and get…

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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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TITLE: MBA Podium Masters – Produced for MBA by Nottelmann Music

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: November 6, 2022

Ann Goodwin Clark, Co-Historian for Missouri Bandmasters, had the vision to record interviews with Missouri master teachers in music education.  Ann reached out to me and asked for my assistance in producing and posting these timeless videos.  Below is the current library, with more additions planned for the future.  I believe EVERY music educator will benefit from the wisdom brought…

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TITLE: The Drum Corps Experience with Innovator Bob Morrison

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DATE: September 14, 2022

Learn about this incredible story of marching arts innovation.  Listen to this short interview with the father of the “Front Ensemble.” – Curated from The Namm Foundation’s Talking Up Music Education – Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation that shares news and stories about music education. Download and listen to episode 81 featuring guest Bob…

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