Blues

NAfME webinar

Webinar: Improv 101 and Beyond: Blues, Bebop, and Vocal Improv Ideas for Your Music Classroom

Presenters: Lenora Helm Hammonds, Danny Kolke, William Leather, Lisa Linde. Facilitator: Bethany Robinson. This webinar will give you strategies to introduce the blues, bebop, and vocal jazz improvisation to your…

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Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Fifteen

Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Fifteen By Thomas Amoriello Jr., Past Chair of the NAfME Council for Guitar Education The “Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s…

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Say What? There’s an Africentric Music Education Framework?

Say What? There’s an Africentric Music Education Framework? By Dr. Georgiary Bledsoe and Dr. Sonya White Hope, sponsored by SankofaSongs Why, yes. Yes, there is! We suggested in “Engaging an…

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Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Ten

Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Ten By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Immediate Past Chair The “Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture…

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Intimidating Improvisation Simplified

Intimidating Improvisation Simplified Focus on the Blues By NAfME Member Sarin Williams   Like many music educators today, my background was strictly in classical music—until I sought out an independent…

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