A comprehensive string pedagogy resource covering everything from the origins and history of the string instrument family to advanced-level string techniques. Part I offers an orientation to string
With over 50 years of experience as a teacher and conductor, the author presents strategies to help your ensemble improve technique as well as achieve artistic and musical results. Each chapter contains
All traditional band instruments are acoustical amplifiers, amplifying the vibrations of the reeds, lips, airstreams, drum
Withheld by leading pedagogues in an effort to control competition, the art of reed making in the early 20th century has been shrouded in secrecy, producing a generation of performers without reed making
Baton Basics offers a unique approach to teaching conducting based upon the concept of conveying weight, resistance, and energy in order to communicate a better concept of musical sound to the musicians.
With the help of a team of educators with a wide diversity of experience, this book explores how music educators best empower students of all ages to be musical. The goal of Becoming Musical is to
Becoming a Music Teacher: Student to Practitioner focuses on making the connections between the college music classroom and public school music classroom transparent, visible, and relevant. Award-winning
Brass Performance and Pedagogy approaches teaching brass students in a musical manner that is both comprehensive and practical. Great emphasis is placed on the importance of genuine musical development as
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
Drawing on a year of fieldwork in Venezuela and interviews with Venezuelan musicians and cultural figures, Baker examines El Sistema's program of "social action through music," reassessing widespread
Everything we do is music contains more than 50 fun, hands-on and thought-provoking activities, each taking a work by John Cage as a starting point and exploring the links between music, dance,
This book offers readers in the music education, music therapy, and music in special education communities a new, important, and globally informed resource for effective music pedagogies.
Growing Musicians: Teaching Music in Middle School and Beyond focuses on teaching adolescents within the context of a music classroom, regardless of content area (orchestra, band, choir, or general
Music education majors are poised to enter one of the most enjoyable and meaningful professions. This no-nonsense guide is designed to help get everything they can out of their experience. Each chapter
Habits of a Successful Choir Director presents effective teaching principles and provides a practical approach to everyday issues that choir directors face. Building on the successful Habits of
Hear, Listen, Play! is a book for all music teachers who are unfamiliar with, yet curious about the worlds of ear-playing, informal learning, improvisation, and vernacular musics. For decades, or even
Based on the work of Frederick Matthias Alexander, this book is a thorough and practical approach to the issues of musicians' health and well being. Author Pedro de Alcantara introduces concepts and
A comprehensive approach to all aspects of music score reading and analysis providing a sequential system for efficient and complete score study. Central to this book are more than 300 pages of music scores
Kodaly in the Classroom provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children's performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner. Through six
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