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Elements of a Superior Band – Fundamentals in music training, part 1 (Concert F)
For a long time, I viewed fundamental teaching as a “necessary evil” that I had to endure. Sure, I would go through the motions and do what I thought I should do, but I did not listen — really listen — to what sounds my students were making. For the first year or two of…
Elements of a Superior Band – Routine
What is the routine of the group that you work with? Some band directors have a specific schedule that they stick to, others have a throw things at the wall and see what sticks style. Of the groups that I have worked with (some on a regular basis, others for clinics), I have found that…
General Effect – What is General Effect?
Today, I am starting a series of posts on General Effect. I don’t know how many posts will happen, but it is something that I am asked about a lot. Now by no means am I an expert in every little nuance of effect; however, I have some ideas that have proven to be very…
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