Wind Talk for Brass

Wind Talk for Brass : A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching Brass Instruments

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Wind Talk for Brass provides instrumental music teachers, practitioners, and students with a handy, easy-to-use pedagogical resource for brass instruments found in school instrumental programs. With thorough coverage of the most common brass instruments - trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, and tuba/sousaphone - the book offers the most topical and information necessary for effective teaching. This includes terminology, topics, and concepts associated with each specific instrument, along with teaching suggestions that can be applied in the classroom. Be sure to look to the back of the book for a "Practical Tips" section, which discusses common technical faults and corrections, common problems with sound (as well as their causes and solutions to them), fingering charts, literature lists (study materials, method books, and solos), as well as a list of additional resources relevant to teaching brass instruments (articles, websites, audio recordings). Without question, Wind Talk for Brass stands alone as an invaluable resource for woodwinds!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 552 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 884.5g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 177 black and white half tone, 81 line illustrations
  • 0195329198
  • 9780195329193
  • 1,758,504

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A terrific reference source for both preservice and in-service instrumental music teachers...In addition to the superior organization of the text, the strength of this book lies in its widespread coverage. * Music Educators Journal * Wind Talk for Brass is an absolute necessity for all music educators interested in possessing a single, detailed reference regarding the teaching of brass instruments. A superb resource full of facts and useful pedagogical information. * Barry E. Kopetz, Professor of Conducting, Conservatory of Music - Capital University * With its accessible approach to a wealth of information on brass instruments and pedagogy, this resource will be indispensable to instructors at any level. Common principles of brass instruments and pedagogy as well as idiosyncrasies of each instrument are covered in a unique format. Music teachers needing quick, practical and thorough answers to common problems or brass methods instructors looking for a comprehensive text will find this source to be richly detailed
and immensely useful. * Jere L. Forsythe, Music Education Area, School of Music, The Ohio State University * This book is amazing! It is a Swiss Army knife for band teachers. The question and answer sections, definitions and illustrations are so inclusive and well defined that this book is a must for well seasoned and novice band teachers. The common technical faults and corrections section alone is phenomenal! This book does not stop there. As a brass specialist, I have had many colleagues ask me to help their students fix 90% of the problems that are solved in this book.
To the authors, I have to say: Thank you for proving such a powerful tool for band teachers. * Ronald E. Litteral M.M.E., Veteran Band Teacher, Ephraim Middle School and Manti High School *
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About Mark C. Ely

Mark C. Ely, Ph.D. is Professor of Music Education and Saxophone at the University of Utah. Dr. Elt holds a Master of Music Degree in saxophone performance from Western Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Music Education from The Ohio State University. He currently teaches courses in music education and wind methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Amy E. Van Deuren holds a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney Law School in Salt Lake City, Utah, a Master's degree in Music Education from the University of Utah, and an undergraduate degree in Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ms. Van Deuren taught high school and middle school instrumental music in the Salt Lake City area and continues to be involved in music and music education as a private teacher and performer. She has presented at state music education conferences and
has published several articles in music education and law journals.
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Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; PREFACE ; 1. Brass Commonalities ; 2. Trumpet ; 3. Horn ; 4. Trombone ; 5. Euphonium-Baritone ; 6. Tuba-Sousaphone ; PRACTICAL TIPS
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