The Instrumentalist

Articles October 2012

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College Preparation:
2012 Directory of Music Schools
This annual feature (see link above under What's New) makes it simple for students and directors to compile pertinent information about a variety of college and university music programs.
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Notes from Northfield:
College Try
Excerpts from advice provided by outstanding college teachers to help the next generation of great teachers and musicians navigate the admissions process.
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Interview:
The Evolution of a Band Program, An Interview with Ron Wakefield
“The way I corr­ected posture was to refuse to let the band play until everyone was sitting on the edge of the chair with feet flat on the floor like a professional musician. If you wait until everyone has good posture, then it never becomes a problem again.”
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Teaching:
After Signing the Contract, Steps to Take Before the First Day of Classes
“Search for video and audio recordings of your ensemble. Much information can be learned from old concert programs, but they can be deceptive. Anyone can program Lincolnshire Posy, but not everyone can play it.”
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Percussion Clinic:
Improving Percussion Sounds
“If tambourine notes are too long, the attack is mushy, or the notes are late, the player may be playing his hand with the tambourine, rather than the other way around. The tambourine is held stationary and at a slant so that the jingles rest on the wood and don’t ring as long.”
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String Clinic:
Teach Shifting to Young Violinists
“Often when students first begin to shift, they stretch the fingers on the fingerboard and leave the thumb behind. The thumb should be situated either directly across the neck from the first finger or between the first and second fingers.”
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Feature:
Sousa Shaves, Makes Headlines
John Philip Sousa was a public relations genius with a carefully crafted image. This tale recounts the night he changed it and the lesson to be learned from his decision.
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Life of Reely:
Marketing for Band Directors
Attaining ideal band instrumentation can be difficult. Trey suggests slogans for recruiting students to play various instruments.
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