We all know that doing warm ups is important as part of a daily routine for instrumental music teachers. Individual and group warm ups can serve multiple functions that include physical, mental, and technical preparation for rehearsal.
Last month we talked about the SmartMusic carousel. This musical “lazy susan,” found on SmartMusic’s homepage, makes it easy for both you and your students to explore the SmartMusic repertoire library.
One of the trickiest tasks a jazz director faces is teaching students to perform swing. Not only must educators handle the changes to notation that come with jazz charts, but they also teach students to accent and feel the syncopations native to swing styles.