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Music Appreciation Class Lessons – Timbre, Ensembles, Genres

These are some lessons that I did as a unit on a 4 week school week in a middle school music appreciation class. We discussed the timbres of instruments, different ensembles, and different genres. The recorded music can all be … Continue reading

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Practice Advice from Bud Herseth

An article that was shared with me that includes some excellent practice advice from renowned trumpeter Bud Herseth. Enjoy! http://brassmusiconline.com/Articles/practise-advice-from-bud-herseth/  

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Article: “Fearlessness” – Overcoming Stage Fright

An article from Indiana University by Jeff Nelson, the hornist in the Canadian Brass (who also happens to be a pig farmer in Alberta, Canada). Check out his 10 Tips for Becoming Fearless; these can be applied to performances, meetings, … Continue reading

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Teacher Guides – Band Instruments

These are some teacher guides that I received from a professor; I am not sure whether there may be copyright issues with sharing this, so please let me know if there is a problem. Thanks. bassoon teaching guide Brass teaching … Continue reading

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Instrument Families Images

Some pictures of the various instrument families.

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Listening Map – Mussorgsky’s “Promenade”

This is one of my favorite lessons. I’ve taught it in class before, and I have used it in several of my college courses as well. I have included all the elements needed to teach this lesson. If you use … Continue reading

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4th Grade Lesson – Timbre

This lesson should come before the lessons on Ensemble Timbres and Texture/Ostinato. This lesson is most effective when the students can see the instruments demonstrated and see how they work. I am a clarinetist, can play oboe relatively well, and … Continue reading

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