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Welcome to the

2018-2019

School Year!

 

 Instrument Selection and Accessories Guide:

 2018-2019_instrument_and_accesories_selection_guide.doc

 

 

 

Fliers:

Swag Order Forms:  Due Friday, October 5, 2018

 

 

Music Department Flex Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fun Music and Instrument Lessons:

Looking for some fun songs and pops songs to play, or want to take some online lessons? Then you should check out:

http://www.gobando.com/

 

Music Theory:

Want to improve your knowledge of music theory? Than you should check out:

https://www.musictheory.net/exercises

 

Music Racer:  https://www.musicracer.com/

 

Music Notation: 

http://musicnotation.ilearningtools.com/

 

Attention All Percussion Students:

Do you like video games? Want to improve your snare drum playing?

Then try your luck as you reach new levels practicing rudiments on the Vic Firth Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjpGoOq-0gc&list=PLpKMeH_MXcaTq2BANT-uVFi9RHTKZhBaR

 

Here are some fun Percussion Cadences:

http://m.freedrumlinemusic.com/

 

 

 

Attention All Woodwind and Brass Musicians:

Do you want to learn to play better in tune?  If so, you should download the FREE mobile app called Bandmate Chromatic Tuner.  It will really help you to use when practicing at home. 

 

 

 Attention All Percussion, Woodwind and Brass Students:

Want to learn to play better in time?  If so, you should download a free Metronome app to help you play better in time.  This is especially helpful for practicing scales. 

 

More Music Games:

http://newhartmusic.com/flashcardwebsites.html

 

Why Music?

Want to train your brain? Try music:

https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/flip.it%2FeSwXSF-want-to-train-your-brain-forget-apps-le/f-a4a9493a90%2Ftheguardian.com

Want to raise your I.Q.? Try this:

 

Here are 18 reasons to play an  instrument: 

http://www.effectivemusicteaching.com/articles/directors/18-benefits-of-playing-a-musical-instrument/

 

How playing an instrument benefits your brain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng

 

Why getting an "A" is not good enough:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpyzGO2aQzE

 

Band Parents, 

Are you looking for some gift ideas for your young musicians?:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qAlqnNMxCacFAss6vgRyvS11TSjcZWfjnAXreFe3I34/edit

 

Band Students, 

Looking for some fun songs to play?:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqipAeDrpKzXr7wR3yl6vVw

 

 

 

How to Clean and Maintain your Instrument:

http://www.beginningbandbootcamp.com/cleaning-and-maintenance

  

 

 

Looking for some interesting information and videos about your instrument . . .click below:

 

 
 
 
 

Interested in someday becoming a member of the MBG?:

MBG 2015-16 Recruitment Video.mp4

MBG Night with Timberlane.mp4

 

 

 

 

Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ)

Please enjoy these videos:

http://yocj.org/ensembles/saxophone-program/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCawnB5nmWwqVSOFguWpO-Aw

http://yocj.org/photos-videos/videos/

 

Landfill Harmonic - The Music Makers from Paraguay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJxxdQox7n0

 

 

Note Trainer:

http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com/musictheory/trainers/html/id82_en.html

This is a very useful and easy to use site that shows you how many note identification answers you get right or wrong, and what percentage you get right!  Click on the 'Settings' button to change the clef.  You can also drag the notes up or down to customize the range you're working on. 

 

SPEED NOTE READER
This is an excellent exercise for percussion students, helping them learn to quickly associate notes on the staff with their visual image on the keyboard.
Level 1 is the only level that is not percussion-specific.