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TITLE: Fact or Myth: Does Thinking “Don’t Miss” Really Make Us More Likely to Mess Up?

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DATE: March 3, 2020

Curated from BULLETPROOFMUSICIAN – By Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. – It was March 15, 2017, and the San Antonio Spurs were trying to pull out a close win over the Portland Trailblazers. With 2.5 seconds left in the game, a Portland foul put Manu Ginobli at the free throw line. Trailing 105-108, the plan was to make the first free throw, […]

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TITLE: Tonettes, Song Flutes, Flutophones, and Precorders

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DATE: February 15, 2020

Curated from BandWorld – by Howard Fosdick – An article on cheap plastic flutes? Surely I jest! Actually, no. There are a whole host of reasons to familiarize yourself with these instruments — even if you never play them. Perhaps the biggest one is simply that they’ve introduced tens of millions of American schoolchildren to music. You probably remember tooting […]

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TITLE: Preparation for Adjudication: A Checklist for Success

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DATE: February 5, 2020

Curated from In Tune Magazine – by Lori Schwartz Reichl – “The best preparation for good work tomorrow, is to do good work today.” ~ Elbert Hubbard The months of February through May can be the most stressful for music educators and specifically for those who lead ensembles. Ensembles are preparing to be assessed at the county, state, and regional […]

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TITLE: Ten Things that Every Band Director Should Know About Flutes – Part 1

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DATE: December 19, 2019

Curated from BandWorld, by Phyllis Louke – There are several simple things band directors can teach to flute sections that will quickly produce measurable improvement in tone quality, technique and intonation. These tips can be used with beginning flutists, as well as flute sections in middle school and high school. How many times have you lamented that your flute section […]

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TITLE: Ten Things that Every Band Director Should Know About Flutes – Part 2

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DATE: December 19, 2019

Curated from BandWorld, by Phyllis Louke – 6. TEACHING CORRECT FINGERINGS In my work with private students and band students over the years, there are several fingerings that are frequently fingered incorrectly. Most common is second octave D and Eb—the left first finger should be up. It helps to think of the left first finger as an octave key, according […]

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TITLE: Six Important Parent Tips for the Young Musician – by Ray Benton

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DATE: December 16, 2019

“Going beyond simply footing the bill can make the difference between the student just getting by and being amazing.” So your child is playing a musical instrument.  You’ve invested hard-earned dollars into the project, so is your job over? As a band director with over 32 years of experience, I can say many of our parents first believed that, once […]

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