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Practicing with Purpose book cover Practicing with Purpose book cover
Practicing with Purpose Practicing with Purpose (An Indispensable Resource to Increase Musical Proficiency)
David Kish - Meredith Music Publications
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Now is the time to practice smarter, not harder. It's time to practice with purpose! Practice is everything if you want to improve as a musician. But how do you practice effectively and with efficiency?

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Copyright Handbook for Music Educators and Directors Copyright Handbook for Music Educators and Directors
Pam Phillips & Andrew Surmani - Alfred Music Publishing

The Copyright Handbook for Music Educators and Directors provides a concise overview of the key aspects of copyright law that affect music educators and directors in the United States. Designed to

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Upbeat! Upbeat! (Mindset, Mindfulness, and Leadership in Music Education and Beyond)
Matthew Arau - GIA Publications

Just as a conductor's preparatory "upbeat" gesture at the beginning of a performance influences the way an ensemble performs, we too get to choose our "upbeat" - our thoughts and attitudes - at the start of

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Percussion Methods Percussion Methods (An Essential Resource For Educators, Conductors and Students)
Stephen Primatic - Meredith Music Publications

This fantastic book by Stephen Primatic is designed for non-percussionists with either educational or intellectual interest in the craft.  It is perfect for use in college percussion methods

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Boosters to the Rescue Boosters to the Rescue
David W. Vandewalker - GIA Publications

A collection of practical tools that will modernize your program into a 21st-century booster organization, functioning as a successful small business that significantly supports the school music and arts

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$44.95
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Strategic Plans for a Successful Booster Club Strategic Plans for a Successful Booster Club (Time-Tested Concepts for Breaking Through to the Next Level)
David W. Vandewalker - GIA Publications

This book is the companion resource to Boosters to the Rescue! which provides ready-to-use Word, Excel, and PDF files to help booster clubs set and achieve a long-term vision for their

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Pocket Dictionary of Music Pocket Dictionary of Music
FELDSTEIN - Alfred Music Publishing

Contains thousands of entries covering all eras of music. It is unique in that it includes contemporary terms and composers from the popular genre as well as classical terms and composers. It is organized in a... view details
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The Rehearsal book cover The Rehearsal book cover
The Rehearsal The Rehearsal (A Quick Guide to One Music Teacherís Most Potent Retention Tool)
David Newell - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

To retain students in music, they need to get hooked on music. More than anything else, it is the daily classroom experience that keeps them in the music program! Every rehearsal minute must be carefully

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Musicianship-Focused Curriculum and Assessment Musicianship-Focused Curriculum and Assessment
Colleen Conway - GIA Publications

An in-depth guide to lesson and rehearsal planning that provides a concise method for aligning music instruction with the Core Arts Standards while continuing to focus on active music

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New Elson's Pocket Music Dictionary New Elson's Pocket Music Dictionary
Louis C. Elson / Matthew Herman - Theodore Presser Co

After a century as the music student's best friend, The Elson's Pocket Dictionary has just taken another leap forward. Thoroughly updated, with new material, Elson's has set a new benchmark for the... view details
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Translations and Annotations, Vol. 1 Translations and Annotations, Vol. 1 (Latin)
Ron Jeffers - Earthsongs

This reference has, in a relatively short time, become a foundational resource for choir directors at all levels of choral activity. Literal translations and poetic paraphrases are offered for more than 115... view details
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Paperback Book Latin
$42.50
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Majoring in Music Majoring in Music (All the Stuff You Need to Know)
Rich Holly - Meredith Music Publications

This guide will prepare music students (and their parents) for the exhilarating and consuming life of a music student. †From practicing to personal relationships and coursework, you'll find no-nonsense advice... view details
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Essential Dictionary of Music Theory Essential Dictionary of Music Theory
L.C. Harnsberger - Alfred Music Publishing

This Essential Dictionary packs a wealth of information into our "user-friendly" Handy Guide format. Covering virtually every aspect of music theory, the volume includes everything from scales and modes to... view details
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The Musician's Way The Musician's Way (A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness)
Gerald Klickstein - Oxford University Press

In "The Musician's Way", veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein draws on the latest research and his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic... view details
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The Melodic Voice The Melodic Voice (Conversations with Alice Parker)
Cameron LaBarr & John Wykoff - GIA Publications

The Melodic Voice presents a series of interviews with preeminent composer, conductor, and teacher Alice Parker that offer a fuller and more intimate view of her life and music than ever before. The

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Arranging Arranging (A Beginner's Guide)
Gerald Custer & Blake R. Henson - GIA Publications

Need to adapt an SATB work for your small SAB choir? Have sopranos who can’t sing divisi, but know a great trumpet player who is happy to help out? Need to simplify a viola part for a beginner? In

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Pop-Culture Pedagody in the Music Classroom Pop-Culture Pedagody in the Music Classroom (Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube)
Nicole Biamonte - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Teachers the world over are discovering the importance and benefits of incorporating popular culture into the music classroom. Students' familiarity with recorded music, videos, games, and other

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$69.00
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Translations and Annotations, Vol. 4 Translations and Annotations, Vol. 4 (Hebrew)
Various - Earthsongs

This comprehensive volume is the new definitive source for Hebrew texts, with chapters covering Singing in Hebrew; Bloch's "Avodath Hakodesh:" and Selected Texts, Translations and Pronunciation Guides, plus... view details
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Paperback Book Hebrew
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Translations and Annotations, Vol. 3 Translations and Annotations, Vol. 3 (French and Italian)
Various - Earthsongs

This is the definitive edition for translations of French and Italian texts used throughout the history of choral music. French translations range from the works of Josquin des Pres and Jan Sweelinck,

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Paperback Book French/Italian
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So You Want To Be a Music Major 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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Embracing Administrative Leadership in Music Education Embracing Administrative Leadership in Music Education
John Clinton - GIA Publications

In this important text you'll find practical answers to real-world problems every music education administrator faces. Clear, straightforward prose discusses leadership, team building, and integrity. Also,

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Hal Leonard Pocket Music Dictionary book cover Hal Leonard Pocket Music Dictionary book cover
Hal Leonard Pocket Music Dictionary Hal Leonard Pocket Music Dictionary
VARIOUS - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's the most contemporary music dictionary on the market! Conveniently divided into three main sections: The Dictionary of Music Terms defines over 2,000 music terms concisely, including notation and theory... view details
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Careers Through Music Careers Through Music (Building Employable Skills in Your Music Class)
Chris Sampson - Alfred Music Publishing

An innovative tool for music educators, this book will prepare music students for a lifelong path to success in whatever field they choose. It highlights valuable skills developed in ensemble and music

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Beethoven Lives Upstairs Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Susan Hammond - Children's Group

The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy's life upside down. Ludwig van Beethoven has moved upstairs! Follow a lively series of letters between Christoph and his uncle as the young boy learns to... view details
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4-6Gr. 4-Gr. 6
$21.98
Book & CD Pack Teacher's Notes w/CD
$32.98
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