2017 National In-Service Conference

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CMA Foundation Named NAfME’s 2017 Stand for Music Award Winner

        Contact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfME catherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 Contact: Courtney Beebe at the CMA Foundation cbeebe@CMAworld.com or (615) 244-2840 CMA Foundation Named NAfME’s 2017 Stand for Music Award Winner Country Music Association Foundation Is Committed to Supporting Music Education for All Students   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESTON, VA (June 26, 2017)—The generous support of music education by the Country Music Association (CMA) and CMA Foundation over the past 11 years is well known in music and music education circles. And in recent years, the influential…

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Improving Standards Implementation in Instrumental Music Education

Teaching Everybody Everything Improving Standards Implementation in Instrumental Music Education By NAfME Member Alden H. Snell II   One of the challenges instrumental music educators face is helping students understand their individual part in context of the entire ensemble. While you, the teacher, have access to all parts via the full score, our students have access to only one line of music notation. To help students overcome this challenge in my own teaching, I developed a system for teaching everybody everything. In this blog post, I offer suggestions for teaching…

Heavy Metal Guitar: Neo-Classical Style

  Joe Who? Joe “SHREDLORD” Stump — That’s Who! Heavy Metal Guitar: Neo-Classical Style By NAfME Member Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education, Eastern Division Representative   If you were to ask the average listener what their idea of heavy metal guitar playing sounds like, a description may consist of: music played at loud volumes, fast tempos with chainsaw-like guitar tones accompanied by pounding double bass drum rhythms, and screaming vocals with lyrics about dragons, rainbows and Satan. Guitarists in this genre frequently use de-tuned power chords (the root &…

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