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ERIC Number: EJ869368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Knowing the Score
Strouse, Lewis H.
Teaching Music, v17 n2 p28-31 Oct 2009
Before rehearsals begin, conductors need to thoroughly study the score. What elements go into a comprehensive score preparation? To learn music scores efficiently, having a detailed and systematic study method helps. The author has developed a score preparation guide that works for directors of bands, choruses, and orchestras, even when there's only a week to prepare. The guide itself, available online in a printable PDF version at, lists the components of learning a score and covers analyses that are essential to rehearsal preparation. It also helps meet local, state, and national standards for music education in performance-class instruction. This article outlines what's in the guide and how to use it, with a few additional pointers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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