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#550 11/03/2006 11:36 AM
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i am going to try and become and a band dirctor and i know that it would be smart to learn other instruments and im too lazy to get anything going i play tuba and have a flute at home that i dont think is fully operational
.i think if anyone else that wants to become a band director should deffinatly do it just be prepared i wish i was.
any advice?

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skyler #580 11/13/2006 12:31 PM
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give up on ur dreams....u will have cancer and die!!!..naw im just kiddin, but seriously i want to be in a rock band and all you gotta do is reach and eventually u will grasp it...


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u go b a rock star


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I will skyler....I will *speaks like yoda*


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It would be an awesome skill to know how to play lots of instruments. It is an ideal set up, but you don't really need to know all of them, do you?

I'd say take on what you've always wanted to play first, and the rest will fill themselves in. In college you will get exposed to a lot of instruments. Just be sure you know your music theory. wink

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YEA WELL IF U WANT TO BECOME A TEACHER OF MUSIC HOW R U GONNA BE ABLE TO RELATE AND ASK THEM TO PLAY A CERTAIN NOTE?!
soo yeah


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When I was in college, jumping through the hoops, they didn't believe that you needed much skill in the other instruments. We had to learn the basics of all of them, but not much more than that. By basics, I mean:

--How to put the instrument together
--How to form a proper Embouchure
--How to care for the instrument
--How to play on a 5th grade level.

I didn't agree with the last bit... We did however have to achieve a high level of ability on one instrument. Each semester we had to "jury" in front of the faculty. This is basically an audition into the next semester of private study. The final jury is a Senior Recital for the public. The school believes that by becoming virtuosic on one instrument, the skills can be transferred to other instruments for teaching purposes.

In my opinion, this is only partly correct. It is true that basic musicianship skills are the same across the spectrum, but the actual physical process of learning another instrument has its own unique challenges. For example, a Horn mouthpiece is very different from a trumpet mouthpiece and requires a good bit of practice to become proficient with.

My advice to you would be to learn as many instruments as possible and go as far as you can with each one. Don't settle for the basics. You're talented, see how far you can go with an instrument. I never settled for "Hot Cross Buns" on the Bassoon... I took a Rubank Method book and practiced as far as I could. I learned all of the scales on each instrument. I think it's made me much more well-rounded and prepared for teaching.

As for the jury process, I think Music Education majors should have to jury on a different instrument each semester at a high school level. I think it's important that they still study one instrument, because that is where the musicianship skills will be developed. Yea, it's more work, but it's worth it, if that's what you want to do.


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indeed
thank you mr. matthews
i will deffinatly try to do that


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skyler #625 11/28/2006 9:26 PM
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Yeah...Well said Matthews. wink

That's why I only play music, and not teach it.

If you go to college for music, you will learn a lot of neat things. Good luck with that! I hope you do really well and come back to the Shore. You could teach music along with Mr. M. smile

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skyler you will go to collage and become a band director that is your future


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oh yes


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my experience is ok but i want to be better what should i do to accomplish on the alto sax mr.matthews


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Long tones. When you're learning a new instrument, it really pays to take time to work on the embouchure. By playing long tones, you'll strengthen those muscles, leading to better tone production.



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Hey man.... I have thought about being a band director but not fo shur...lol. I think that even if you don't its still good to learn more than just 1 insterment....lik i learned the sax last year just for the fun of it. After the our concert like we have all shore but after that ther is nuffin goin on after school most of the time. Like if you are for real i could help with learning the the clarinet. I was goin to learn the trumpet this winter but Neil is being a total loser this year...lol. But if u are interested halla...

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like i think i still know how to play trumpet
i am really bad at reed instruments
and i have no beat


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Did you used to play the trumpet and then switched or have you just learned it??
The reed instruments are a whole world dif. but are fun to play!!


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i used to play the rumpet i was first chair 6th to 7th grade then i switched to tuba


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You played tuba in the sixth grade too, don't you remember. I would suggest picking one instrument from each family to work on at atime. That way, they will remain fresh, and most of the techniques will translate to other instruments in the same family. Start with alto sax, Hannah can help you, and you can help hannah with the trumpet.

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sorry mr.z no trumpet for me
i cant really make any differences with the notes in pitch
and i just dont like reed instruments


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whats wrong with reed instruments


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