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Entries from November 2019

An Attitude of Gratitude! – How to Be a Thankful Musician

November 21st, 2019 · No Comments

As growing musicians, we spend much of our time trying to get better at what we do. We’re always striving to break our bad playing habits, learn new things, and become better at our instruments. Although it’s important to focus on making progress, it can be equally important to sit back and truly appreciate where [...]

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Tags: good musicianship · healthy playing

I’ve Just Played an Awesome Concert…Now What?

November 21st, 2019 · No Comments

So, you’ve just done an excellent job at your first concert of the year–congratulations! Concerts are the perfect time to show off all your achievements in band, and enjoy the fruits of all the work that you’ve been doing. But, during the days after the concert, many band kids find it tricky to balance the [...]

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Tags: good musicianship

Four Easy Ways to Knock Out Stage Fright

November 15th, 2019 · No Comments

As our first concert of the year approaches, it can be very easy to start feeling nervous. If you’ve got the pre-concert jitters, don’t worry!–nerves are a natural part of performing, especially when you’re just starting out. Luckily, there are many actions we can take to calm our nerves before a concert. Try these four [...]

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Tags: Live Music

Dig A Little Deeper!

November 1st, 2019 · No Comments

Now that you’ve become familiar with the basics of your instrument and music reading, it’s a great time to learn even more. If you’d like to enhance your understanding of music, a good place to start is the Resources Page right here on our Wiley Band website. On the Resources Page, you’ll find links to [...]

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Tags: Live Music