The Instrumentalist

Articles October 2008

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Music Advocacy:
A Musician in Charge, Suggestions from a Superintendent
“Directors must realize that students can tell if you respect school leaders by the way you talk about them and how frequently these persons are involved in the music program.”
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Interview:
Getting Down to Business, an Interview with RoAnn Romines and George Hayden
“Players learn how to recognize and fix physical problems that keep the instrument from sounding good. This focus on the instrument over the music is what built the great bands of the 1950s and 1960s.”
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Analysis:
A Movement for Rosa
Subtitled “Honoring Civil Rights Heroine Rosa Parks,” this grade 5 work by Mark Camphouse has been a mainstay of the band literature since 1992.
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String Clinic:
Tale of the Tape
Debate continues on whether marking fingerboards with tape is beneficial. “The number of tapes and their location is a matter of preference and should be the result of work with experienced teachers.”
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Middle School Tips:
Discipline Comes Before Instruction
“I have found that one key is to address the behavior, not the student. Correcting student actions does not have to be personal.”
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Brass Clinic:
First Lessons on Horn
“Many beginners are simply too small to put the mouthpiece on their face while holding one hand inside the bell, but it is far more important to put the mouthpiece on the face correctly.”
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Programming:
Music from the Movies
Students are usually thrilled to play something exciting and popular, while audiences are equally thrilled to hear a concert band rendition of a new or favorite theme from a film.
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Woodwind Clinic:
Difficult Bassoon Notes
Bassoonists are most likely to struggle playing certain notes in tune, but these can all be fixed through alternate fingerings and a good embouchure.
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Lark on Jazz:
Jazz Essentials
“During the early fall rehearsals I often take all of the toys away from the drummer except the ride cymbal, hi-hat, and snare drum.”
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Life of Reely:
A Day Unlike Any Other
Band director Chuck Ruzonski has the best day of his life.
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Notes from Northfield:
Making the Most of College
Ways to make sure teaching music is the right career choice.
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