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You found The Nottelmann Blog, exclusively for music educators!  Our blog library now stands at 270 postings! 

With the challenges of teaching during the COVID 19 restrictions, you’ll find several posts to help you through this challenging time.

Since you’re ALWAYS LEARNING, we’re ALWAYS ADDING MORE!

NOTE: our posts do not necessarily appear in chronological order, as some are ordered according to the season.

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TITLE: Music Ed Mentor Podcast #035: Wisdom from Band Directors and Composers

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DATE: November 14, 2018

Curated from Smartmusic’s the music educator blog – by Mark Connor – Mark Connor, is an in-demand composer/arranger and a teacher with more than 20 years of music education experience. In addition to his current role as the band teacher at the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School in St. Louis, Missouri, Mark is also the host of Everything Band. This podcast […]

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TITLE: International Drum Rudiments

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DATE: November 13, 2018

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: How Playing a Musical Instrument Benefits Your Brain

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DATE: November 13, 2018

Curated from the Music Matters Blog, by Anita Collins – Listening to music benefits your brain.  Performing music benefits it even more.  We’ve heard it all before, right?  Well, what’s different here is this great little video makes it simple to understand and is very convincing.  Watch it for yourself.  Then, can you think of someone who would benefit from […]

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TITLE: Brass Tone Quality: No Instruments Required

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DATE: November 10, 2018

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Brad Hughes –  What is the most revered individual musical quality? Overwhelmingly, the answer is sound, or tone quality. Just like our voice, our tone defines us. It does not matter how high you can play, how fast you can tongue, or how many excerpts you know – if you sound […]

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TITLE: EASING INTO VIBRATO

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DATE: November 9, 2018

Curated from ASTA.org – Jennifer Mishra –  Vibrato can be one of the most difficult skills to teach a young string player.  Some students are able to produce a beautiful vibrato seemingly without effort while others struggle, working to produce a relaxed motion. It is much easier to teach a relaxed vibrato early than to correct a tense vibrato later. […]

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TITLE: TEACH ALL DAY? TIPS TO MAINTAIN VOCAL HEALTH

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DATE: November 9, 2018

Curated from ChoralNet.org – Lynn Swanson –  Teach all morning, no voice left by afternoon.  Sound familiar?  Here are some common sense tips so your voice can go the distance!  TIPS FOR TEACHERS Teachers are at special risk for developing hoarseness simply be cause the job requires heavy voice use five plus days a week, with little time in between […]

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TITLE: Former Violin Society of America Judges on Their Approach to Evaluating An Instrument’s Tone

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DATE: November 9, 2018

Curated from StringsMagazine.com – By Cristina Schreil –  What defines “good tone”? How do you know if you’ve found it in a stringed instrument? As cellist Jia Kim describes it, players can usually intuit whether or not they immediately gel with an instrument, or whether it’s of good quality. “You can sense that the cello is responsive, the cello is […]

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TITLE: Creating Brass at Conn-Selmer

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DATE: November 9, 2018

Curated from Conn-Selmer –  For musicians, students, and teachers – a fantastic, quick peak into the process of making great brass instruments at their legendary factory.  When you think of manufacturing in Northeast Ohio, steel and rubber probably come to mind. For over a century, though, another kind of metal work has been taking here that’s brought enjoyment to millions […]

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TITLE: Top 10 Qualities of an Effective Band or Orchestra Conductor

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DATE: November 9, 2018

Curated from SBO Magazine – by Harvey Rachlin –  We all have had teachers we remember because they had an impact on us in some wonderful way in school. Perhaps it was a music teacher or conductor who nourished our love of music and was partly responsible for our pursuing a career in music. What teacher today (or at any time) […]

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TITLE: Col. Lowell Graham – Tips for Directors on How to Communicate

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DATE: November 8, 2018

Curated from the Conn-Selmer Corp. –  This is a short video video that’s long on great advice and wisdom for music educators.  Col. Lowell Graham speaks about the importance of efficiently and effectively communicating with your ensemble.  

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