Summerglen Band Blog

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Entries from August 2019

Four Steps to Excellent Music Reading

August 25th, 2019 · No Comments

At this point in the year, all our band students at Alston Ridge and Parkside are reading musical notation. The beginners are just getting started, learning to decipher the written notes and translate them into correct fingerings and lip positions on their instruments. On the other hand, the already-fluent readers in the Continuing Band are [...]

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Especially for Alston & Parkside: Music Reading Help!

August 12th, 2019 · No Comments

This week at Alston Ridge and Parkside, our band students are beginning the process of learning to read music! Reading music can be challenging for young musicians; fortunately, there are many ways that parents can help make it easier. One great way to help your children is to understand the difficulties they’re facing as they [...]

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Common Beginner Troubles…and How to Help!

August 1st, 2019 · No Comments

The early weeks of Beginning Band are some of the toughest of a child’s musical career. Although students’ musical abilities tend to grow by leaps and bounds during during these early days, there are still some stubborn challenges that can frustrate even the most patient young musicians. Here are some challenges that your child might [...]

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