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TITLE: Fix It: Clarinet Teaching Tips

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: July 20, 2021

Curated from The Yamaha Educator Suite – by Shawn Goodman-Royer –  The clarinet is the coolest and perhaps most versatile instrument in the band. It has an amazing 3.5-octave range, the greatest dynamic capabilities of any band instrument, and is used in many different genres of music from jazz to klezmer to classical. But perhaps the most impressive and noteworthy […]

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TITLE: Fix It: Bass Drum Teaching Tips

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DATE: July 20, 2021

Curated from the Yamaha Educator Suite – by James Campbell –  I recently reached out to a small group of my University of Kentucky alumni, who teach band and orchestra in public schools. I wanted advice from educators who are in the trenches every day, so I asked them: “What are common problems that beginner and intermediate student musicians encounter regarding […]

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TITLE: Schedule of 2021 events leading into Indianapolis by Drum Corps International

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: July 16, 2021

Starting July 24, Drum Corps International’s “Celebration Tour” will lead participating corps from their respective home cities to summer’s culminating events in Indianapolis. The tour’s 32 events span 14 different states, with regionalized locations strategically placed to provide a safe path to Indianapolis. Event location and venue information is still very tentative, due to the time it takes to receive […]

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

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: July 16, 2021

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: Blending Brass

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: July 16, 2021

Curated from the Yamaha Educator Suite – by Elizabeth Geli –  With so many superhero movies hitting the theaters, it’s ironic to hear ensemble directors tell their students, “Don’t be a hero,” when someone is sticking out in the overall sound. Because of the brass instruments’ powerful directional abilities, blending the sound and dynamics of an ensemble can sometimes seem […]

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TITLE: How a 3-Week Fine Arts Exploratory Course More than Doubled Band Enrollment

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DATE: July 6, 2021

Curated from the Yamaha Educator Suite – In less than three weeks, the Ralls County R-II School District in Center, Missouri, more than doubled its beginning band program. Before Director of Bands Douglas Schaffer, a 2021 Yamaha 40 Under 40 music educator,  joined the district in 2019, only 24% of 6th graders signed up for band at Ralls County Elementary. Though they were required to participate […]

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