Over the last year a number of intriguing online and iPad based music practice apps have come on the market. I first became aware of Tonara back in 2011 and at the time it was useful but not overly impressive. Fast forward three years and in walks Tonara Wolfie for all of you pianists out there. What exactly is Tonara Wolfie and why is it important? Read on to find out!
Here's a nice freebie to start off the new school year! There are dozens of different beginning band method books out there to purchase, but here is a series that you can download, print, or use on a tablet for free! Read on to find out more!
If you are like me you still remember the old days when PBS or ESPN broadcast the Drum Corps International Finals. The days of free broadcasts are LONG gone, but these days you can experience the music and the pagentry in a way fairly close to actually sitting in the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium without having to travel or pay through the nose for a ticket. On August 7th, 2014, in dozens of movie theaters across the country you can pay around $17 for a comfy, air conditioned seat and get to see the show close up from the dozens of cameras that they have pointed at the field. That, by the way, is an incredible feat in and of itself so if you don't know just how intense of an event this is to setup and choreograph from a technical perspective take a look at this behind the scenes audio/video clip from one of the previous years.
Even though being at a live performance is incredible I have to admit that I like the theater show a lot better than sitting in the stands on a hard bench and in the heat. Much more comfortable and yet I still get the energy of the crowd sitting around me. Last year my theater nearly sold out so if you are worried go over to Fathom Events and buy an advance ticket. If you have ever gone to one of these live theater broadcasts please feel free to leave a comment and let us all know what you thought of it!
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Anyone that has the chance to go to the theater to watch the annual DCI live broadcast of the semi-finals knows that the production quality of the video is just as impressive as the corps performances themselves. At any given time when a corps is on the field there are dozens of broadcast crew members running around, manning the cameras, and literally calling the shots of the show that you see. Yet we never get to see them or appreciate just how much work they do to make the show look and sound almost as good as it would be to be sitting in Lucas Oil Stadium watching it live. Video included below so read on to see it!
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A new band method called Sound Fundamentals is being provided for free. Print it or use it on a tablet with all of your beginning band students!
www.musicedmagic.comA new band method called Sound Fundamentals is being provided for free. Print it or use it on a tablet with all of your beginning band students!
Drum Corps International fans will have a chance to see the world semi-finals live in a theater near you on August 7th.
www.musicedmagic.comDrum Corps International fans will have a chance to see the world semi-finals live in a theater near you on August 7th.
Ever wonder how the DCI finals look so good on the screen? Listen to this camera call track and video from the 2004 finals and see just how much work goes into making the show pop off the screen.
ow.lyEver wonder how the DCI finals look so good on the screen? Listen to this camera call track and video from the 2004 finals and see just how much work goes into making the show pop off the screen.