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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: Organizing a School District’s Music Program and the Care and Feeding of the Young Percussionist

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DATE: April 5, 2023

The Bandmaster’s Podcast, Episode 37: Bill Jastrow, Retired, Indian Prairie School District 204, IL.  Bill Jastrow discusses comprehensive musicianship, organizing a school district’s music program, and the caring and “feeding” of the young percussionist. FULL BIO Spanning 41 years, William Jastrow’s teaching experience ranges from a community high school with an enrollment of 450 students, to Neuqua Valley H.S. with an…

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TITLE: ADVICE FOR FIRST-YEAR MUSIC EDUCATORS – from 122 Yamaha Staff

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DATE: March 7, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by YAMAHA Staff – “40 UNDER 40” EDUCATORS OFFER USEFUL TIPS TO NEW MUSIC TEACHERS TO HELP THEM THROUGH THEIR STRESSFUL FIRST YEAR. Starting your career as a music educator is an exciting time! Who better to offer some words of wisdom than the Yamaha “40 Under 40” music educators for 2023? Below are 122 tips…

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TITLE: BASIE, BEBOP, BALLADS & BLUES – Selecting Literature for the Middle School and High School Jazz Ensemble

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DATE: February 17, 2023

Mike Parkinson is a Nottelmann Music Jazz Clinician, KHS America Education Artist, and XO Professional Brass Artist – For the school band director, an annual challenge and opportunity is selecting worthy jazz ensemble literature for students to perform.  As an educator I have gained from the recommendations of others, the research I completed, and most importantly from listening to great bands in…

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TITLE: Our Featured Twin Webinars – Preparing for Large Ensemble – Prepare for Your Best Season Yet!

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DATE: February 4, 2023

IT’S WORTH IT! Take the time now to prepare for festival – view these two FANTASTIC NPD WEBINARS! Webinar #1 – National clinician Dr. Nola Jones discussed everything regarding preparing your students for adjudication – tips, philosophy, and a deep dive into the adjudication sheets. Watch this PREVIEW VIDEO- Webinar #2 – How to TraIn Your Students in SIGHT-READING –…

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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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