I've never been to an orchestra
concert before. What should I expect?
Expect to enjoy yourself! This is the time to let go of any preconceptions
you may have about classical music or the concert experience. If you feel
a little nervous, that's OK. Some things about the concert may seem strange
because they're new to you, but if you just focus on the music, you'll
have a great time.
Every band director wants to improve the sound of his or her reed section for
timber, control, and tone production. The single best way to do this is through
mouthpiece and reed education so that students are able to identify and improve
their own sound without direction from the conductor. The first step in educating
students is becoming informed, yourself, so that you are able to pass on knowledge
of a new adventure is enough to provide an ample supply of positive
motivation for the first several weeks of the instrumental music
experience. Once the initial enthusiasm wears off, it is important
to immediately develop wholesome practice habits which will guarantee
a successful and personally gratifying process for your child. Your
support and guidance will be the key factors in establishing the practice
schedule insuring the attainment of musical goals.
Each industry has its own jargon. Those in the know are able to move about more comfortably.
I thought I would lay the foundation and provide you with a glossary of basic terms. As you continue in the
business, feel free to email me with questions regarding new terminology that continues to stump you. From
time to time, I'll add to the glossary since there are sure to be many more than these. I will group terms
according to categories rather than an alphabetical listing so that you can get a clear sense of their
relationship. I'll start with two basic terms whose roles are so often confused and misunderstood, agent
The American music business has an ongoing ebb
and flow: periods in which the recording and broadcasting
industries undergo much consolidation and centralization, and other
periods characterized by deconsolidation and decentralization....