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A Cappella Pop: A Complete Guide to Contemporary A Cappella Singing
Brody McDonald - Alfred Music Publishing

A cappella pop singing...it's the hottest trend in the nation and the ideal challenge for your top high school and collegiate-level singers. Opening with a foreword by Deke Sharon, the book covers every... view details

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ASTA String Curriculum: 2011 Edition
Various Contributors - American String Teachers Association

This comprehensive string program for levels K-12 is the first of its kind!  A clear and concise sequence makes this curriculum easy to use and more than 200 specific learning tasks shows its comprehensive... view details

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American Diction for Singers
Geoffrey Forward & Elizabeth Howard - Alfred Music Publishing

Geoffrey Forward, acting coach and leading  expert in American diction, clearly illustrates for the singer how to gain control by eliminating vocal tension and poor diction, replacing it with clear... view details

Applying Research to Teaching and Playing Stringed Instruments
Gail V. Barnes - American String Teachers Association

The String Research Journal (SRJ) is the official, juried string research publication of ASTA and is the world's only journal devoted to string playing research. ... view details

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The Art and Science of Planning a Choral Concert
Barbara Harlow - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Planning a choral concert requires consideration of the conductor's vision, the singers' hopes, and the audience's expectations. The underpinnings of a great concert are many and varied, and this book explores... view details

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The Art of Successful Teaching
Tim Lautzenheiser - GIA Publications

This book from one of the nation's most sought-after motivators and speakers on education and leadership is the book that you've been looking for!  Includes sections on the art of teaching, attitude... view details

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The Choral Director's Guide to Sanity... And Success! (How to Develop a Flourishing Middle School/Junior High Choral Program)
Randy Pagel & Linda Spevacek - Heritage Music Press

Succinctly written and fully charged with practical, step-by-step instructions, this excellent book offers wisdom and advice on issues confronting every choral educator every day: classroom management; choral... view details

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$29.95
Complete Encyclopedia of Fingering Charts
- Heritage Music Press

A valuable reference for teachers, directors and students, this comprehensive, full-sized book is exceptionally well illustrated.  All the standard instruments are covered, including double French horn, and a... view details

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The Complete Guide to Teaching Vocal Jazz
Steve Zegree - Heritage Music Press

Are you thinking of starting your own vocal jazz group, or bringing some characteristic jazz charts into your choir program? Make sure you check out this indispensable book by Steve Zegree.  It will get you... view details

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The Complete Woodwind Instructor
Robert & Deborah Sheldon - C L Barnhouse Company

A complete guidebook for the music educator, regardless of his or her background.  Indispensable for all directors!                   ... view details

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Conducting Choirs
David P. DeVenney - Lorenz Corporation

This three-volume series is a comprehensive tool for beginning conductors or more experienced conductors who are beginners in choral conducting.  Volume 1, "The Promising Conductor," presents fundamental... view details

The Creative Use of Choirs in Worship
Hal Hopson - Hope Publishing Company

From his many years of experience, Hal Hopson has given us a wealth of ideas to enhance congregational singing. Regardless of which hymnal you are currently using, this comprehensive volume of 1207 hymns is... view details

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The Creative Use of Descants in Worship
Hal Hopson - Hope Publishing Company

"The Creative Use of Descants" is fairly self-explanatory in that it contains 199 descants for various hymns! There is also a section that gives suggestions for how to write one's own descants. Texts... view details

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The Creative Use of Instruments in Worship
Hal Hopson - Hope Publishing Company

This wonderful resource is divided into two major sections: Part One: Ways to Use Instruments Creatively in Worship, and Part Two: The Creative Use of Instruments in Hymnsinging. Part One is a... view details

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The Creative Use of Organ in Worship
Hal Hopson - Hope Publishing Company

This is an incredible resource, one that deserves to be in every church music library and one that every organist can use each and every week! Divided into two parts, Part One includes ways to use the organ... view details

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Creative Use of the Piano in Worship
Hal Hopson - Hope Publishing Company

This is Volume 8 and the final volume in a series of  books created and designed with a church musician in mind.  The 156 hymns in this collection represent the most popular, traditional hymns sung in mainline... view details

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Dictionary of Bowing and Pizzicato Terms (4th Edition)
Joel Berman, Barbara G. Jackson, Kenneth Sarch - American String Teachers Association

Now in its fourth edition, this extensive resource encompasses the familiar and obscure bowing and pizzicato terms that every serious string student will encounter.  With clear illustrations included with the... view details

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The Dynamic Drum Major
George Parks - C L Barnhouse Company

Whatever you do, get yourself a copy of this book! And also get copies for your drum majors and aspiring drum majors! This incredibly outstanding text is the clearest, most complete book on this subject that... view details

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Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart (Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice)
Lynne Gackle - Heritage Music Press

Lynne Gackle, Associate Professor of Ensembles and Assistant Choral Director at Baylor University, has long been an advocate for the power of singing as a catalyst for positive change and self-actualization in... view details

From Glory to Glory
Susan Cherwien - MorningStar Music Publishers

A second volume of Susan Cherwien's meditations for hymn festivals and worship services.  The first volume entitled "Crossings" has received much recognition and has been widely used.  This latest publication... view details

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How to Teach Suzuki Piano
Shinichi Suzuki - Summy Birchard Co.

This brief but valuable booklet about teaching Suzuki piano is directed towards parents and teachers. It was originally published in Japan by Dr.Suzuki's Talent Education Institute. ... view details

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I Know Sousa, Not Sopranos! (A Survival Guide for the Band Director Teaching Choirs)
Russell Robinson - Heritage Music Press

Here's a sobering thought for many a band or orchestra director: you've been given the "opportunity" to work with the choir!  But fear not - now Russell Robinson (himself a trained... view details

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Inside the Music Classroom (Teaching the Art with Heart)
Patricia Bourne - Heritage Music Press

The music teacher constructs an environment where all children are welcomed, they know what is expected of them, they are encouraged to achieve, and they know someone cares about their existence.  That's "the... view details

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Integrating Technology with Music Instruction
Greg Foreman & Kyle Pace - Alfred Music Publishing

This is a comprehensive guide to implementing technology in the music classroom. It offers practical strategies for utilizing technology to increase student learning, motivation and engagement, and helps... view details