ERIC Number: EJ869368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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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 menc.org/resources/view/teaching-music-current-bonus-content, 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.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, National Standards, Musicians, Singing, Musical Instruments, Guides, Drills (Practice), State Standards, Musical Composition
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-336-3768; Tel: 703-860-4000; Web site: http://www.menc.org
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