In Search of the Wind-Band: An International Expedition is a new 214 page book, exploring 16 countries.
The 21st century musician and wind-band have had a long winding road.
From rock & roll to jazz and classical music, this one-stop pedagogy source brings to life a detailed development of band history, its instrumentation, repertoire, function, social role, contest anomalies and industry products in all of its styles, genres and progeniture forms.
Sixteen countries are explored from Europe through North and South America, providing the largest concise history (past, present and future) of instrumental bands published to date. In addition, railroad, industrial, prison, community, police, school, hospital, blind and Native American Indian bands are explored. Much of the material including the countries of Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, and Russia is exclusive to this book and not published online or written about elsewhere.
1. Overture: What Constitutes a Wind Band? - 2. Introduction to European History and Development - 3. Historical Homogeneous Wind-Bands - 4. American Wind Music - 5. Denmark Wind Music - 6. Finnish Wind Music - 7. Industry Wind Bands - 8. Ireland Wind Music - 9. Japanese Wind Music - 10. Mexican Wind Music - 11. Native American Indian Wind Music - 12. Penitentiary Wind Music - 13. Russian Wind Music - 14. Spanish Wind Music - 15-19. South American Wind Music (Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Peru) - 20. Strawberry or Bubblegum - 21. 20th Century American Wind-Band Timeline
Sample readings of select chapters are available here.
Heather Russell, Alice M. Hammel, Roberta A. Hickox, and Ryan M. Hourigan
Winding it Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings is a collaborative effort written by practicing music educators, teacher educators, pedagogy experts, researchers, and inclusion enthusiasts with a combined one hundred plus years in the field of music education. The framework of this text is centered on three core principles: Honoring the individual learning needs of all students; providing multiple access points and learning levels; and providing adequate learning conditions for all students within the music classroom. Topics include early childhood music, creative movement, older beginners, rhythm, and tonal development as well as secondary choral and instrumental music. All chapters focus on meeting the needs of all students and all learning levels within the music classroom.
This book is ideal for practicing music educators, teacher educators, and arts integration specialists and enthusiasts alike. It provides specific musical examples both within the text and on the extended companion website including musical examples, lesson ideas, videos, assessment tools and sequencing ideas that work. The aim of this book is to provide one resource that can be used by music educators for all students in the music classroom both for classroom music education and music teacher preparation.
Heather Russell and Colleen Conway
Musicianship-Focused Curriculum and Assessment is an in-depth guide to lesson and rehearsal planning that provides a concise method for aligning music instruction with the new Core Arts Standards while continuing to focus on active music making. The team of contributors assembled by Colleen Conway has deep, practical experience in the music classroom at all educational levels.
Those who teach music in early childhood, K 12, higher education, and adult learning settings will find this volume to be a practical resource for lesson planning. Part One defines the field of curriculum and assessment in music. Part Two guides the reader through various approaches to designing curricula, including incorporating twenty-first-century skills and the Common Core. Part Three combines these ideas with various approaches to music teaching, including Orff, Kodály, Dalcroze, Suzuki, and Music Learning Theory in the areas of movement, rhythm, singing, creative music making, musical sensitivity and expression, music literacy, and music listening. Part Four addresses curriculum and assessment in the areas of early childhood, adult music learning, English language learning, preparation for adjudicated events, preservice education, in-service education, and technology.
Daniel Rager and Natalya V. Rager
The International Orchestral and Symphonic Wind Music of Dan Rager
A "one stop book" used in ALL genres of music today and is a required text for many college and university music business courses.
A complete guide on how to create successful DEMO's along with the tools of the trade on getting published, Record deals, Funding, obtaining Copyrights, Contracts, Press Kits, Band business, Touring and much more.
This book is an insightfully direct and informational text without the fluff of other musical books on the subject. It shows the MAZE and money flow of the music business and has a listing of 680 Publishing companies and 125 Record labels for easy contacts.
Daniel Rager and Cleveland Philharmonic Winds
1) Sedona (D. Rager)
2) As Torrents in Summer (Elgar/D. Rager)
3) Percussive Soundscapes - 4 mvts, percussion septet (D. Rager)
4) Ever Endeavor (D. Rager)
5) Bridge to a Millennium - Symphony No. 1 (D. Rager)
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