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Art of Brass Playing
FARKAS - Wind Music, Inc.

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The Artist Within Me (A Teacher's Year of Creative Discovery)
John Jacobson - Hal Leonard Corporation

John Jacobson - one of America's best-loved musical personalities is known for sharing his passion, humor and insights with students and teachers, helping them to revitalize and re-energize. Now, he has... view details

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Assessment in Music Education (Integrating Curriculum, Theory, and Practice)
ed. Timothy Brophy - GIA Publications

The product of an international symposium on music assessment,  this compilation of 27 papers examines four key components of the symposium: 1. The purpose of assessment in music education; 2. The facilitating... view details

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The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony
Tom Hojnacki & Joe Mulholland - Berklee Press

Learn jazz harmony, as taught at Berklee College of Music. This text provides a strong foundation in harmonic principles, supporting further study in jazz composition, arranging, and improvisation. It covers... view details

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Conducting Technique Etudes (Laban-Based Etudes for Class or Individual Practice)
James Jordan - GIA Publications

In this volume of etudes for conductors, James Jordan details a ground-breaking pedagogy for the development of conducting skills. This method is based on a sequential harmonic process to inform and define... view details

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Dictionary of Music Education
Irma H. Collins - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Irma Collins's Dictionary of Music Education is more than just a lexicon.  It is a journey through time and the story of the evolution of music education, including entries on notable individuals, crucial... view details

From the Stage to the Studio (How Fine Musicians Become Great Teachers)
Laurie Scott & Cornelia Watkins - Oxford University Press

This book provides the tools and information necessary for musicians to become effective teachers in terms useful to pedagogy teachers, applied music instructors, and young music students learning to teach... view details

The Greatest Music Stories Never Told
Rick Beyer - Harper Collins Pub Inc

Prepare to be astonished, bewildered, and stupefied by the tantalizing tidbits of music history collected by master historian Rick Beyer! Did you know about: The ballet that sparked a riot? The rock star who... view details

Instrumental Music Education (Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony)
Evan Feldman, Ari Contzius & Mitchell Lutch - Routledge & Kegan

Intended for college instrumental music education majors studying to be band and orchestra directors at the elementary, middle school or high school level.  This textbook presents an extensive look at the... view details

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The Language of Music Revealed (A Real Easy Way for Anyone to Learn to Read and Write Music)
Barry A. Kolman - Universal Publishers, Inc.

There are millions of self-taught musicians in this world. Some can't read a stitch of music and can only play by ear. If this describes you and you want to learn how to read and write music in a step-by-step,... view details

Majoring in Education (All the Stuff You Need to Know)
Lemuel W. Watson & Rich Holly - Meredith Music Publications

From advising to clinical experiences to personal relationships to coursework, life as an education student is both exhilarating and consuming.  This book highlights the major components for survival and... view details

Making Music Cooperatively
Carol Huffman - GIA Publications

Incorporate both cooperative learning and active music making into your music classroom with this educational resource! When cooperative learning is set in place, the students become teachers of other... view details

Making Musical Meaning (Unlocking the Value of Music Education in the Age of Innovation)
Elizabeth Sokolowski - GIA Publications

This book serves as an important bridge between passion and practical implementation of music learning in the classroom.  Topics covered include rigor and relevance, a professional framework for teaching,... view details

Music Copyright Law
David J. Moser & Cheryl L. Slay - Course Technology

Gain an in-depth understanding of a topic vital to the success of anyone in the music industry with "Music Copyright Law."  From songwriters and performers to managers, producers, and agents, everyone is... view details

The Musician's Toolbox (Thoughts on Teaching and Learning Music)
Diane Petrella & Nick Petrella - Alfred Music Publishing

The Musician's Toolbox is an easy to read collection of motivational and inspirational ideas for musicians of all experience levels.  It covers a broad range of topics on teaching, learning, performing, health... view details

Orchestration: A New Approach, Vol. 1
Norman Ludwin - Ludwin Music

Learning orchestration can be a daunting task.  For example: what is the range of the bassoon, how do strings decide which way their bows will move, what does transposition in F mean, and a whole host of other... view details

Practice Personalities: What's Your Type?
Thornton Cline - Hal Leonard Corporation

Teaching is one of the greatest responsibilities in society.  It's an art form that requires craft, patience, creativity, and intelligence.  "Practice Personalities: What's Your Type?" will help teachers,... view details

The Practice of Assessment in Music Education
Timothy Brophy - GIA Publications

Can assessing student music learning in the classroom improve music teaching and learning?  The answer is a resounding "Yes!" according to 163 assessment scholars, researchers, music administrators, students,... view details

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Music Assessment Across Cultures and Continents (The Culture of Shared Practice)
Tim Brophy - GIA Publications

What are the purposes of music education assessment?  What are the best strategies and techniques?  How does assessment improve music teaching and learning?  What are the shared research priorities for music... view details

So You Want To Be a Music Major (A Guide for High School Students, Their Guidance Counselors, Parents and Music Teachers)
Robert Franzblau - Meredith Music Publications

This book details the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prospective music majors need in order to make a successful transition from high school to college . Specific exercises are offered,... view details

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Tanglewood II: Summoning the Future of Music Education
Anthony Palmer & Andre de Quadros - GIA Publications

A team of leaders in the music education profession gathered a series of events over two years, a worthy successor of the famous Tanglewood symposium of 1967. This remarkable book is the culmination of their... view details