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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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African American History in the Music Classroom

African American History in the Music Classroom Addressing Social Issues, History, and Genres By NAfME Member Sharen Bolder This year during African American History Month, in my middle school general…

Those Boom-Whacking Blues

Those Boom-Whacking Blues Teaching a 12 Bar Blues Pattern Using Boomwhackers By NAfME Member Joann Benson   Ah . . . It’s May. The birds are singing, the flowers are…