The Creative Director: Beginning and Intermediate Levels

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Music - 93 pages
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(Meredith Music Resource). Presents beginning and intermediate level band directors with exciting teaching strategies to use with today's band methods. Using a natural learning sequence, these concepts provide a foundation for achieving State and National Music Standards.
 

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Contents

Introduction
8
What to expect
10
What is the difference?
11
What is it like in the world of a beginning student?
13
Beats and Time The Discipline of Duration
15
Internal Pulse Connected to Playing an Instrument and The Distribution of Air
18
The ABCsof Music Making
24
The Lesson Book Teaching Whole Notes
33
Teaching Eighth Notes
48
Speaking Rhythm Patterns
51
Tied and dotted notes and why they are a problem
55
Rhythm Patterns Short Looking for Long
58
Dynamics
63
Introducing the Circle of 4ths
72
The Scale Alphabet for Scale Mastery
76
Learning to Play in Tune
85

Teaching Half Notes
36
Teaching Quarter Notes
38
Introducing the Ruler of Time
43
Finale Whats Next?
89
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