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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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I am unsure whether I have shared this link previously or not; if this is a redundant post I apologize. I discovered that this link was sitting in my drafts and it was easier to just re-post (on my slow … Continue reading

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Orchestral Strings Tips or “Bag of Tricks”

Some brief tips that I have learned in teaching orchestral strings classes. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but it is a start. Please add your own comments and I will add them to the list. I … Continue reading

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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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Don’t Fret!

I came across these during a recent subbing adventure for a middle school orchestra/guitar teacher: http://www.dontfret.net/ In case it is difficult to see, the lines that look like your traditional violin tapes are actually printed on a large piece of … Continue reading

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Guitar: fretboard and chromatic notes by string

An extremely useful chart that I yoinked from a teacher I was subbing for.

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Comparison of String Methods

This is a PowerPoint that I think I discovered while during my internship. It is by Heather Gullstrand, who was a guest speaker in one of my classes. I do not think she would mind if I shared it with … Continue reading

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Strings – Links

Strings – General Teaching Music Through Performance in Orchestra: http://www.teachingmusic.org/tmtp_orchestra.cfm A WONDERFUL resource on repertoire selection. Many pieces at different levels are described and analyzed for trouble spots as well as positive elements. The book has a CD that accompanies … Continue reading

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