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Teaching Music through Performance Resources

Beginning Band

Beginning Band, Volume 1
Table of Contents
Includes analyses of 53 Grade 1 works, breaking each piece down into Entry Level, Intermediate Level, and Advanced Level repertoire categories.


Beginning Band, Volume 2
Table of Contents
Chapters include: “Establishing an Effective Rehearsal Procedure for Middle School Students” by Erin Cole; “Beginners or Musicians: Risk/Reward of Musicianship” by Dennis W. Fisher; “Confessions of a Music Junkie” by Cheryl Floyd; “Great Beginnings: Warm-Up Strategies for Success” by Linda J. Gammon; “Nurturing Creativity” by John O’Reilly; “A Journey to Creativity through Musical Changes” by Marguerite Wilder.

Beginning Jazz Band

Jazz for Beginning Ensembles
Table of Contents

Chapters include: "Recruitment and Rehearsal Strategies for the Beginning Jazz Ensemble," "Scheduling Options for the Beginning Jazz Ensemble," "Beginning Jazz Ensemble Instrumentation," "Basic Jazz Articulations for Beginning Jazz Band," "Beginning Jazz Improvisation," and "Selected Resources."

Middle School Band

Middle School Band
Table of Contents
Chapters focus on organization and administration (Gary Barton), developing proper instrumentation (Erin Cole), recruitment and retention (Chip De Stefano), technique (Charles R. Jackson), literature selection (Scott Tomlison), rehearsal (Marguerite Wilder), and a comprehensive listing of other resources (Susan Taylor). Central to this volume is the identification and analysis of 100 core works for middle school ensembles, organized by difficulty level, from middle school Grade 1 to 3.5.

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Kristina Shanton
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Subjects: IC Library, Music