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Davis, Andy – Teaching Music, 2004
In this article, the author states that, when he teaches instrumental technique to beginners, especially in a general music class, he discovers that most students often do not coordinate their muscles effectively when they start playing a musical instrument. He specifically discusses teaching the students how to play the xylophone and techniques…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Peretz, Marc H. – Music Educators Journal, 1988
States that well-planned, efficient music rehearsals are essential in achieving educational goals. Outlines five steps for planning rehearsals; explains how to use warm-ups effectively; and discusses how to tune musical instruments more efficiently. (BSR)
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Choral Music, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Webb, Michael – Music Education Research, 2008
In western musical contexts at global and local levels, musicians are becoming increasingly involved in what might be termed multicode music making and are expanding their musical competences. In this article I consider the practical and cognitive implications of such an expanding of competences for music education at various levels. Combining…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Music Teachers, Cultural Pluralism
Casey, Amy C. – Teaching Music, 2005
The challenge for educators today is to overcome this barrage of media and technology and find innovative ways to help students learn. But, how can teachers compete for student attention when this is the challenge? How can they improve learning experiences and make them relevant to our students' lives? Integrating technology into the music…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Music Teachers, Constructivism (Learning)
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Higgins, Lee – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2007
Providing genuine opportunities for musical engagement is a constant challenge for music educators. Throughout their working lives, they may find "authentic" moments of musical engagement ever harder to manifest. The potential obstacles are numerous: the size or configuration of physical space, the number of instruments available, the quality of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Safety, Workshops
Howey, Brad – Teaching Music, 2010
Jamey Aebersold is an internationally known saxophonist and authority on jazz education and improvisation. His series of jazz play-along book and CD sets are valuable tools for music teachers, and his weeklong summer jazz workshops--now in their thirty-third year at the University of Louisville in Kentucky and thirty-seventh year overall--have had…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Music Teachers, Creative Activities
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Spaeth, Jeanne – Music Educators Journal, 1999
Presents an interview with the flutist, James Galway, in which he discusses issues such as the musical culture of Ireland, his technical mastery as a musician, and the importance of music education in the lives of young people. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Burrack, Frederick – Teaching Music, 2005
In this article, the author asks music educators to imagine their band students being able to identify the melody of a piece as it jumps among sections after playing it just a few times. How about recognizing harmonic modulation, or applying dynamic contrast through understanding of compositional form? While these elements may seem obvious to…
Descriptors: Musicians, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Music Teachers
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Williams, David A. – Music Educators Journal, 2007
Paul Lehrman mentioned in Mix Magazine that school music programs, which traditionally have given students the precious opportunity to hear what real instruments sound like from both player's and listener's perspective, are in the toilet. Some within the profession have voiced similar concerns. K-12 music teachers have historically have had very…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Learning Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Turner, Joy – Montessori Life, 1996
Frank Leto, a professional musician and a Montessori teacher, discusses his professional music career, family, the arts in Montessori education, the lifestyle of a professional musician, writing children's songs, and percussion instruments. Provides advice for teachers of music. (SD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instrumentation and Orchestration, Montessori Method, Music
Barrett, Joelle – Teaching Music, 2005
In this article, the author shares her experiences with teaching room-to-room or "from a cart". Depending on the building's structure, she often carried percussion instruments up and down stairs, pushed full-size pianos in and out of rooms, and transferred student books from one classroom to the next, doing what she thought was her job.Teaching…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Scheduling
McCarthy, Glen – Teaching Music, 2013
The growth of guitar education in schools has been dramatic. From regional, specialized, and isolated programs just a few years ago to a broad-based movement with strong support from administrators, parents, and students, guitar classes are taught today all over North America. Colleges now offer guitar education. A dramatic indicator of guitar's…
Descriptors: Music, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers
Moore, Patience – Teaching Music, 2011
In this article, five highly experienced music educators tell what they love about teaching music. They are: (1) Rob Amchin, professor of music education at the University of Louisville, Kentucky (elementary general music specialist and percussionist--over 30 years of experience); (2) Susan Bechler, retired orchestra teacher for the Victor Central…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Musicians, Music Teachers
Serrano, Chris – Teaching Music, 2006
Wind players who become school band directors often struggle with their percussion section. They are not always sure how to deal with the technical aspects of percussion, such as double-stroke rolls or flares. They may also wonder how to get their drummers to stop talking and be ready to play. These questions reveal common concerns among…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Brown, Paul K. – Music Educators Journal, 2005
In the minds of some music teachers, school bands and orchestras are divided into two camps: the talented and the musically challenged. Considering their conventional methods of introducing rudiments to their young percussionists, it's no wonder that some students struggle. Take the snare drum as a classic example. First, the percussionist must…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Teachers, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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