Band For Today has been providing area schools with band and piano programs for twenty five years. Band For Today teachers have instructed more than twenty thousand students during that time. We offer schools a full range of music education services including band lessons, concerts, solo contests, honors ensembles, field trips, and… Click here to continue reading.
Use Your Method Book as A Reference Guide
There is a whole bunch of great information in your method book which you should use as a learning tool.
Here are a couple of main tools:
The Fingering chart
Fingerings for most of the notes you’ll need.
The Play-A-Long CD
Playing along with your CD is one of the best ways to practice.
A Glossary of Musical Terms
A quick way to learn musical terms… Click here to continue reading.
Music Enhances Mental Power
MIND AND MUSIC
New Studies Suggest Music Enhances Mental Power
Mozart’s music can raise your IQ… at least temporarily, according to research published in the British science journal Nature. Thirty six college students listened to 10 minutes of Mozart’s Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, 10 minutes of a relaxation tape and 10 minutes of silence. They took different tests of abstract reasoning after each listening, and the average… Click here to continue reading.
History and Overview of the Trumpet
The trumpet is an ancient instrument that was initially used to send signals across great distances. Many developments over the years led to a very good sounding baroque trumpet and eventually the modern valve trumpet, which was developed in the early 19th century. Even with these changes, the trumpet has retained its ‘soul’ as an instrument of power, glory, and grandeur. These… Click here to continue reading.