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Advanced Band Methods Audible Intelligence Music
Advanced Band Methods Audible Intelligence Music
And about what we do in your class. Let’s just have a conversation about what we doing your class music wise so in your classroom you you sing songs fast talking message we just need to continue to talk quickly about what might have anything to do with anything or nothing at all. Maybe every now and then to say. So one of the things of that I thought worked well in your classes having those lines on the floor for the staff I’m but we do need to order more gaffers tape so that we can make the music stuff on the floor since your class doesn’t use of beginning band method book we just try to teach some of the skills we’ll get them prepared to use that so did you enjoy the day we saying six little ducks Great I’m glad you did because I really like that song and I like the the last little duck that has that little baseball cap on his very cute but a lot of the the things that we do are really helping kids is that they’ll have the basic skills that they need if they want to play an instrument later on. So you know we learn knows note names on the staff of that later I’m in the get the band book still be able to start learning their notes on their instruments and we learn rhythms with the kids later on when they’re reading music. So it’s very important that you know all of the student start learning from young age all the various skills so they can put them altogether and use them and use music as a language this leads them into being much more advanced musicians by the time a student leave high school they really should be able to sight read most anything put in front of them understandably they would have trouble with your extremely technical pieces or things that are super advanced they would need to practice first I’m wondering if I talk really fast if it’s too fast for this to dictate he caught up but often students do not have enough basic fundamentals they haven’t learned from their beginning band method books Olive the things that they need to learn and most of the reason for this is that their band method books do not provide the Learning necessary and the review necessary in the participation that is required for the students to actually learn the material the in the zone beginning band method book port it’s actually an advanced band method book as well really present each concept and progresses level by level through 10 units to keep developing each individual skill so that the students can put all that together and make sense it would be similar to somebody speaking and not knowing the sounds of the letters wouldn’t that be terrible everyone yes. I also like that the theory section of the book has the sections covering some of the areas that a lot of teachers just assume people will get an eventually understand but the students need to learn about key signatures so they can understand how flats and sharps work and the order the flats and sharks they also need to understand how to know how to figure out the scale that fits with the key signature and how the intervals fit with that. Many students just kind of drop out after the first few pages of the book because it’s very unstructured and they don’t feel the sense of accomplishment with the in the zone band full band curriculum which is also beginning band method book the progress very struck in a very structured fashion so that the students can really feel their accomplishments they are all you’re the teachers also able to evaluate the students progress because the students have to actively be participating in the book they have to fill out the different theory pages they have things items and symbols they need to identify in their songs and they have practice checks as well. This book works well for all of the band instruments on the clarinet the student start out on the note E this is just played with their first finger in their thumb this is a very easy know to start with when they go to their second note which is F all they do is lift up their first finger with the fingering being so simple it makes it easy for them to work on controlling their on brochure and their airflow in their breathing and their tone production they can also focus on their posture and starting to learn how to do the articulations articulation is how you start the attack of the note on the clarinet and saxophone it’s a little bit weird feeling to the student first cause they’re not used to having anything in their mouth it makes him feel a little bit like they have a list I’m on the food they start out with the note D and E Notes D and E flat the D in E flat only change in fingering by one note and that is the pinky this is very helpful to flute players because they need to really focus on getting the proper embouchure and and the focus on the direction of the air so that they can get a proper sound on their instrument most other books start on notes to record the students to change a bunch of fingers at the same time this is crossed this is not is as advantageous because they’re not able to focus on one issue at a time on the trumpet the students play E and F which is right in the middle of the range which helps a lot with them getting a nice control tone Quality without applying too much pressure on their instrument the trombones as well start on a D and E flat so this is fourth position in third position which are easily accessible to most all students.