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Bringing Music to Life
Barry Green - GIA Publications

World-class bassist and best-selling author Barry Green has spent his life learning and showing others how to bring music to life.  In this innovative, imaginative text, he shares what he has discovered since... view details

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Chorale and Shaker Dance
John Zdechlik - Neil A Kjos Music Co

A superb selection for any contest or concert program. Comprised of two main musical ideas, one of which is the familiar Shaker hymn 'Tis The Gift To Be Simple, this is an exceptionally interesting,... view details

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 Instrument Reference Guide for Band Directors
Richard Williams & Jeff King - Neil A Kjos Music Co

This useful spiral-bound reference book includes extended fingering charts for all wind instruments; alternate fingerings, trill charts and key diagrams for all woodwind instruments; harmonic series and pitch... 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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A Composer's Insight, Vol. 5
Timothy Salzman - Meredith Music Publications

The fifth volume in this series on major contemporary wind band composers. Included are "behind-the-notes" perspectives acquired from personal interviews with the composers. An excellent resource for... view details

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A Conductor's Interpretive Analysis of Masterworks for Band
Frederick Fennell - Meredith Music Publications

In this informative work you'll find inspiration for superior presentations of these masterworks for band. The author's thoughts and insights are shared on the following: Divertimento for Band... view details

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The Creative Director (Beginning and Intermediate Levels)
Edward Lisk - Meredith Music Publications

If you teach young musicians, you should read this book! Lisk takes a practical and innovative approach to get ting musicians off to a good start by focusing on the student's innate learning process. Following... view details

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The Creative Director: Conductor, Teacher, Leader
Edward Lisk - Meredith Music Publications

Conducting-listening skills, harmonic and melodic content, ensemble sonority and expressive conducting are only a few of the insightful topics included in this publication from Ed Lisk.  The complexities of... view details

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Everyday Wisdom for Inspired Teaching
Tim Lautzenheiser - GIA Publications

What are the secret ingredients of master teachers? If you were a student in your class, what would you be learning? Would it be both exciting and valuable? How do you create a disciplined classroom... view details

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The Evolution of a Successful Band Director (A Proven Plan to Improve Your Effectiveness)
Scott Rush - GIA Publications

Intended for both novice and experienced band directors, this companion to the best-selling book Habits of a Successful Band Director is designed to present effective teaching principles with more depth... view details

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Finale Tutorial DVD - Level 1
Paul Gilreath - Musicworks Interactive

The Finale 2008 - 2009 Tutorial DVD is a comprehensive video presentation developed for the beginner and the intermediate Finale user. The DVD will help you develop and refine your Finale skills.... view details

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Grading for Musical Excellence (Making Music an Essential Part of Your Grades)
Paul Kimpton & Ann Kimpton - GIA Publications

Remarkable and practical, this workbook challenges music educators to examine their grading procedures for fairness and clarity and help motivate students to improve and achieve musically. Exercises and... view details

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Great Music for Wind Band (A Guide to the Top 100 Works in Grades IV, V, VI)
Chad Nicholson - Meredith Music Publications

A must for every band library!  This one-of-a kind publication greatly simplifies the selection of literature and provides a wealth of additional information.  Excerpts of melodic themes are included as are... view details

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Guide to Brass Musical Instrument Repair
Christopher Page Bluemel - Northeastern Music Publications

This spiral bound book covers repairs from basic simple repairs to professional repair work, a step-by-step guide to brass repair.   Easy to read and designed for use while repairing brass instruments, it... view details

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Guide to Repairing Woodwinds
Ronald Saska - Roncorp, Inc

This comprehensive manual takes you from the basics of woodwind instrument repair right through some rather advanced procedures.  While you may not always opt to do the tricky repairs, this book is a valuable... view details

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Guide to Score Study (For the Wind Band Conductor)
Frank Battisti & Robert Garofalo - Meredith Music Publications

A comprehensive book containing a wealth of practical advice on how to become a better conductor by increasing one's understanding of score reading and musical analysis.  A common-sense approach, with numerous... view details

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Guide to the Understanding and Correction of Intonation Problems
Al "Corky" Fabrizio - Meredith Music Publications

Provides a detailed guide to the understanding and solving of intonation problems that exist on most instruments and in many ensembles.               ... view details

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Guides to Band Masterworks
Robert J. Garofalo - Meredith Music Publications

A comprehensive book containing a wealth of practical advice on how to become a better conductor by increasing one's understanding of score reading and musical analysis.  A common-sense approach, with numerous... view details

Guides to Band Masterworks #3
David Kish - Meredith Music Publications

A ready-made curriculum that incorporates comprehensive musicianship training through quality band literature. English Folk Song Suite, Variations on a Korean Folk Song and Cajun Folk Songs are... view details

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Habits of a Successful Band Director (Pitfalls and Solutions)
Scott Rush - GIA Publications

A wealth of practical information you'll turn to again and again. Among the many topics included are: classroom organization and management, working with parents and colleagues, warm-ups, rehearsal strategies,... view details

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Habits of a Successful Middle School Band Director
Scott Rush, Jeff Scott, Emily Wilkinson - GIA Publications

A treasure-trove of valuable information for both new and experienced middle school teachers! Among the topics discussed are: recruiting beginners, mouthpiece testing and instrumentation, effective rehearsal... view details

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Handy Manual of Fingering Charts for Instrumentalists
Clarence Hendrickson - Carl Fischer LLC

This is well named!  It is indeed a handy reference for the busy band director, containing fingering and trill charts for the standard band instruments, as well as a reference for string instrument positions. ... 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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