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Colorful Clef Mnemonics

I know what some of you will say: “Don’t use mnemonics! It’s terrible!” While I do try to get students to memorize each note, or at least one starting note, sometimes a student needs the mnemonic to help them remember. … Continue reading

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Vocal Technique Tips

I found this article the other day, which goes over some interesting vocal techniques and links for other tips. DISCLAIMER: I have not read through all of the tips on this website and so cannot confirm their validity or safety. … Continue reading

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Rhythm Boxes – Understanding Rhythm and Counting

A resource that will be great for everyone! You simply print out the pages. Keep the first page as it is and then the next pages you can cut out the notes. They will fit into the boxes. The number … Continue reading

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Parts of the Stage – Test or Review

A quiz I designed for my students in “musical theatre”. Leading up to this we had done a labeling worksheet, played “stage directions tic-tac-toe” (yes, I taped out the stage like a tic-tac-toe board), and discussed in-depth how the directions … Continue reading

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Article: Music Instruction Can Make for a Smarter Teen

An article that follows groups of teenage students, studying the impact of formal music training in school on high school students with no (or limited) prior experience in music. This would be great to send to your principals and administrators. … Continue reading

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Article: Singing Changes Your Brain

Hello all! I apologize for the long time between posts. I have several tabs open in my browser, just waiting to be shared and added to my lists, but the complications of moving, having to put down my lovebird Buddy, … Continue reading

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Double Bass Basics

Double Bass Basics Photo from http://www.dafmusic.com Based on information given by bassist and orchestra teacher Mauricio Rodriguez, at a strings clinic I attended recently. The bass should be viewed as an extension of your body, it should be very natural … Continue reading

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