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The Patriotic Guitarist

The Patriotic Guitarist Master Sergeant Alan Prather of “The President’s Own”   By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   The United States Marine Band is America’s…

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Guiding and Learning from the Audition Process

Guiding and Learning from the Process Educators use a variety of strategies to guide students through the application process for the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles—and pick up new strategies for…

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Guitar Class in the Beehive State

Guitar Class in the Beehive State Number 13: The State of Utah By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   Today we visit David Andersen who started…

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Guitar Class in the Peach State

Guitar Class in the Peach State Number 12: The State of Georgia   By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   In 2009, Dr. Rob Pethel initiated…

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Guitar Class in the Cornhusker State

Guitar Class in the Cornhusker State Number 11: The State of Nebraska By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   Joshua Austin is currently the North Central…

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Make a Sound!: Interview with Drummer Michael Bland

Make a Sound!  Interview with Drummer Extraordinaire Michael Bland   By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   “Whenever Prince saw me paralyzed and afraid, he’d say, ‘Put…

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Guitar Best Practices in the First and Second Year

Guitar Best Practices NAfME Beginner (Year 1) and Intermediate (Year 2)   By Christopher Perez, NAfME Guitar Council Southern Division Representative   Many schools today offer guitar classes and guitar ensembles…