Feature Friday: Practice Loops

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Students have varying methods of practice at home.

The biggest offenders that I’ve noticed with my students over the years include: playing too fast, focusing the majority of practice time on parts that they can already play well, or skipping difficult sections entirely.

Feature Friday: Response Assignments

Response Assignments are a great way to send and receive many different resources to your students. If you are not familiar with how Response Assignments work, watch this 1:45 tutorial video:


Response Assignments can eliminate printing paper permission slips, surveys, quizzes, or burning cd’s for music listening and analysis.

Piece of the Week: Red Rhythmico

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“Red Rhythmico” is a jazz-rock piece that infuses straight-ahead rhythmic intensity with jazz and rock melodies and chord voicings. Every player in the orchestra plays challenging lines, and there are great solo lines for two violins and two cellos.