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Welcome to the companion website for Instrumental Music Education: Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony. This textbook is intended for college instrumental music education majors studying to be band and orchestra directors at the elementary, middle school, or high school level. It presents an extensive look at the topics most vital to running a successful instrumental music program and balances musical, theoretical and practical approaches. A central theme is the compelling parallel between language and music, including “sound-to-symbol” pedagogies. Understanding this connection improves the teaching of melody, rhythm, composition, and improvisation.

For further information about the book, you can download the Preface, Foreword, and Table of Contents.

This companion website includes:

  • Rehearsal videos of high school, college, and community concert bands and orchestras
  • Pedagogy videos for instruments, performed by professional players and teachers
  • More than 220 rhythm flashcards, plus letters and forms discussed in the text
  • Tartini intonation training software, which tracks the pitch of multiple tones in real time, charts vibrato, and illustrates the complete overtone series of any sounding pitch
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