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OVERVIEW Sher Music Co. has been in business since 1979 producing the highest-quality jazz and Latin music books on the market. But you don't have to take their word for it - just look at the endorsements from jazz legends like Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, McCoy Tyner, Eddie Gomez, Pat Metheny, Mark Murphy, Ron Carter, etc. at the top of http://shermusic.c ...
Starting a Jazz Ensemble Program During the past twenty five years, jazz has fought for a permanent status in the music curriculum and for valid reasons. It is unfortunate that some administrators and music educators have worked not to encourage its devel­opment, but to undermine the growth and advancement of one of America's few native art forms ...
The Key to Running a Successful Band Program By Jon Linker   Case Study: Foxborough High School Band Have you ever wondered how some school music programs always seem to produce top-notch ensembles year after year? In every state, there are always those “powerhouse” programs that just seem to consistently rise above the rest. But why? Ho ...
Things I learned as a Musician that can help in any Career By Dan Gosling Recently, I had a chance to speak to a group of young musicians. It was actually a youth orchestra and there were many aspiring professional musicians in the group. As a professional trumpet player turned business man, my message to them was simple. The skills one learns as a music ...
A Cure for Sagging Trumpet Syndrome Consider the pedagogical opportunities that help students succeed in band and orchestra. Good teaching skills, of course, are paramount. The music teacher is the first and foremost influence for students to stay or quit, but there are others as well. These are usually categorized into general reasons such as “loss o ...
BUZZ to Brilliance VIDEO REVIEW by Dr. John Kuzmich Jr. Available at Oxford University Press(use code 29300-banddirector) Brilliant 20-in-1 Trumpet Method For years I have taught young students by piecing together bits and pieces from 20 or 30 method books and other texts. I would gladly have traded all of these for one comprehensive, detailed book that ...
John Kuzmich Jr. HOME 1. V.I.P. Music Publishers2. Essential Jazz Instructional Materials: "Best of the Rest3. Cutting-Edge Pedagogy Considerations4. Meet the Pros: Videoconferencing Series 5. Technology Reviews6. Band Jamming 1017. Spotlight Trends8. Technology Reviews9. Classical Charm   Classical Charm Catch the excitement of the best classi ...
John Kuzmich Jr. HOME 1. V.I.P. Music Publishers2. Essential Jazz Instructional Materials: "Best of the Rest3. Cutting-Edge Pedagogy Considerations4. Meet the Pros: Videoconferencing Series 5. Technology Reviews6. Band Jamming 1017. Spotlight Trends8. Technology Reviews9. Classical Charm   CLASSICAL CHARMCatch the excitement of the best classica ...
By: John Kuzmich Jr. John Kuzmich Jr. HOME 1. V.I.P. Music Publishers2. Essential Jazz Instructional Materials: "Best of the Rest3. Cutting-Edge Pedagogy Considerations4. Meet the Pros: Videoconferencing Series 5. Technology Reviews6. Band Jamming 1017. New Release & Upgrade Spotlight Trends8. Technology Reviews   Play-Along Anytime An ...
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Improvisation by Jody Espina, Founder & President JodyJazz Inc. This article dedicated to any player or teacher who is interested in improvisation. Beginners will find some helpful ideas here about how to construct an interesting solo. Advanced players will probably know everything in this article, but sometimes being reminded of good ideas can freshen ...
John Kuzmich Jr. HOME 1. V.I.P. Music Publishers2. Essential Jazz Instructional Materials: "Best of the Rest3. Cutting-Edge Pedagogy Considerations4. Meet the Pros: Videoconferencing Series 5. Technology Reviews6. Band Jamming 1017. Spotlight Trends8. Technology Reviews   Meet Music Minus One: Jazz Play-Along Extravaganza! by John Kuzmich, Jr., ...
By: John Kuzmich Jr. John Kuzmich Jr. HOME 1. V.I.P. Music Publishers2. Essential Jazz Instructional Materials: "Best of the Rest3. Cutting-Edge Pedagogy Considerations4. Meet the Pros: Videoconferencing Series 5. Technology Reviews6. Band Jamming 1017. Spotlight Trends8. Technology Reviews   Kendor Music Jazz Reviews Jazz Ensemble - Since 195 ...
2016 Concert Band Festival & Symposium LIVE Series Recorded LIVE February 5-6th. NBA Concert Band Symposium (West Chester University) ...
Single Reed Instruments: Questions and Answers    Saxophone:  Q: How do I stop the high pitched squeaks that often come out of my saxophone section? PJ: Most of the time, extremely high pitched squeaks are due to the student not putting enough of the lower lip over the bottom teeth. The result is not enough cushion which would also give th ...
2016 Concert Band Festival & Symposium LIVE Series University of IllinoisSuperState Concert Band FestivalApril 6-7th. ARCHIVE VIDEOS COMING SOON Enter Below to Win!           ...
US Army All-American Marching Band Recorded Live January 9, 2016      ...