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TITLE: Introducing the Canadian Brass Flex System

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DATE: August 9, 2019

Curated from Smartmusic’s Music Educator Blog – Want to improve student performances in your large ensembles? Get them playing in chamber groups, too. Not only does performing chamber music offer a wonderful way to develop listening and cooperation skills, it also makes it impossible for that gifted but lazy student to “follow” the other members of their section. Suddenly, if […]

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TITLE: 7 Revealing Beginner Saxophonist Problems

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DATE: August 2, 2019

Curated from The Music Educator – by Bill Stevens – Learning a new instrument is not without its challenges. In this post “7 Revealing Beginner Saxophonist Problems” we will explore and identify challenges posed to new students. Whether or not you are teaching a 5th-grade student or a retiree who is looking to check something off their bucket list, all […]

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TITLE: Beginning Jazz Improv Strategies

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DATE: July 17, 2019

Curated from SmartMusic’s Music Educator Blog – by Sara Marino –  Beginning improvisers need our support. We can give them a blues, mixolydian, or dorian scale, but a scale is not a strategy. Providing students with explicit, straightforward strategies not only helps them develop their skills, but also builds their confidence in their abilities to improvise. This belief that they […]

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TITLE: Everything Saxophone Podcast – Episode 055: Ben Britton

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DATE: July 10, 2019

Curated from the Everything Saxophone Podcast Series – Educators, if you have advanced saxophone students, this podcast is a great example of what is offered there.  Please share with those students. This week’s episode is one that will open some doors for you. Ben Britton is an important Educator and saxophonist that is going to enlighten you on sound production […]

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TITLE: How to Assess Individuals in the Full Ensemble Rehearsal

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DATE: July 9, 2019

Music Educators – did you know there’s a way to assess individual students from their in-class full ensemble performance?  This video shows how Dale Sharkey at CBC High School in St. Louis uses his Nottelmann Music sound system for effective in-class assessment as well as great out-of-class sound reinforcement.

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TITLE: What Students Are Saying About Band – Excerpts From Our Scholarship Applications

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DATE: May 10, 2019

Have you gotten tired of always hearing bad news from our media?  Looking for something to give you hope that things are all not that bad?  Well, here it is!  Read these selected statements from St. Louis area band students!  In the application process of our The Bill Nottelmann Memorial Music Camp Scholarships, students are to submit a short essay […]

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