Month: November 2018

Selecting Beginning Band Literature: Programming Music from A Beginner’s Point of View

By Chris Ferguson / November 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Selecting Beginning Band Literature: Programming Music from A Beginner’s Point of View

It’s the end of the year. I ask my beginners which piece was their favorite. I hope they name the piece that was the most challenging. I expect them to name the “Pops” piece or the piece that was “fast and loud”. Instead, many choose one of the easier pieces from earlier in the year. I am surprised and ask, “why?” Their responses…

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No questions, please: How to manage student expectations five minutes before rehearsal

By Peter Sciaino / November 14, 2018 / Comments Off on No questions, please: How to manage student expectations five minutes before rehearsal

I don’t need to write about the importance of every minute of rehearsal time. You know this. The fact that you are reading this post suggests that you are well past that stage in developing outstanding educational practices. However, if you regularly find yourself starting rehearsal with a French horn in your hands that needs…

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Episode 14: Picking Quality Music

By Excelcia Music Publishing / November 14, 2018 / Comments Off on Episode 14: Picking Quality Music

Another #MotivationalMonday is here and with it, another new episode of Feed the Birds! How do you pick quality music? Watch for tips on getting the most out of your music selections.

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Episode 13: Sound from Silence

By Excelcia Music Publishing / November 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Episode 13: Sound from Silence

Get into the #MotivationalMonday spirit with Larry Clark, Composer and Tyler Arcari, Composer as they discuss their methods for getting the best sound possible from their students. Share your tips in the comments.

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Episode 12: Non-verbal Rehearsals

By Excelcia Music Publishing / November 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Episode 12: Non-verbal Rehearsals

Non-verbal rehearsal: sometimes silence is the answer. Find out why Larry and Tyler suggest going silent in rehearsal with this episode of Feeding the Birds!

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Episode 11: Intonation

By Excelcia Music Publishing / November 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Episode 11: Intonation

What are you practicing? Larry and Tyler talk intonation and how to get that perfect sound in today’s episode of Feeding the Birds.

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Episode 10: Articulation

By Excelcia Music Publishing / November 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Episode 10: Articulation

Time for some tips for getting the right articulation out of your students. There is a right and a wrong way to articulate…how do you teach the difference?

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Episode 9: Percussionists

By Excelcia Music Publishing / November 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Episode 9: Percussionists

Percussionists…what do you do with them? Larry and Tyler serve up some ideas on this episode of Feeding the Birds.

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Episode 8: What is Your Passion?

By Excelcia Music Publishing / November 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Episode 8: What is Your Passion?

What’s your passion? Dive deep into what you’re passionate about with composers Larry Clark and Tyler Arcari.

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Episode 7: Failing to Plan, is a Plan to Fail

By Excelcia Music Publishing / November 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Episode 7: Failing to Plan, is a Plan to Fail

Goals: do you have them? Use this episode of Feeding the Birds as a kickstart to crushing your goals for this week.

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Selecting Beginning Band Literature: Programming Music from A Beginner’s Point of View

By Chris Ferguson

It’s the end of the year. I ask my beginners which piece was their…

No questions, please: How to manage student expectations five minutes before rehearsal

By Peter Sciaino

I don’t need to write about the importance of every minute of rehearsal time.…

Episode 14: Picking Quality Music

By Excelcia Music Publishing

Another #MotivationalMonday is here and with it, another new episode of Feed the Birds! How do you pick quality music? Watch for tips on getting the most out of your music selections.

Episode 13: Sound from Silence

By Excelcia Music Publishing

Get into the #MotivationalMonday spirit with Larry Clark, Composer and Tyler Arcari, Composer as they discuss their methods for getting the best sound possible from their students. Share your tips in the comments.

Episode 12: Non-verbal Rehearsals

By Excelcia Music Publishing

Non-verbal rehearsal: sometimes silence is the answer. Find out why Larry and Tyler suggest going silent in rehearsal with this episode of Feeding the Birds!

Episode 11: Intonation

By Excelcia Music Publishing

What are you practicing? Larry and Tyler talk intonation and how to get that perfect sound in today’s episode of Feeding the Birds.

Episode 10: Articulation

By Excelcia Music Publishing

Time for some tips for getting the right articulation out of your students. There is a right and a wrong way to articulate…how do you teach the difference?

Episode 9: Percussionists

By Excelcia Music Publishing

Percussionists…what do you do with them? Larry and Tyler serve up some ideas on this episode of Feeding the Birds.

Episode 8: What is Your Passion?

By Excelcia Music Publishing

What’s your passion? Dive deep into what you’re passionate about with composers Larry Clark and Tyler Arcari.

Episode 7: Failing to Plan, is a Plan to Fail

By Excelcia Music Publishing

Goals: do you have them? Use this episode of Feeding the Birds as a kickstart to crushing your goals for this week.

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