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  • Posted in: General Music

    We begin reading rhythm in Beginning Band with syllables like "ta" and "ti ti".  It simplifies the concept like Robert mentioned when every symbol has the same name.  Using these syllables also activates the tongue which reinforces the idea of articulation ...

  • How do you go about long-term rehearsal planning? As a junior in music education at University of the Pacific, we talk a lot about lesson planning for ensemble rehearsals. However, I've noticed that many directors provide a rehearsal schedule to players, ...

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    Hi Linda! What you are describing sounds like it is the Kodaly method (the method I learned in undergrad) which has been a standard educational approach in music education for a long time.  It is very easy to pick up without diving into a lot of research ...

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