Teaching Woodwinds / Edition 1

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Overview

For one semester/quarter courses in woodwind methods.

Teaching Woodwinds has draws on the authors thirty-five years of experience teaching woodwinds to students. Organized by specific teach topics from the fundamentals of hand and finger position to articulation and intonation.

Drawing on a classic set of 19th century teacher/student duets, the included twenty-five class lessons enable students to learn by doing and by listening as they play duets with the instructor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131577121
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 788,924
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Gene Griswold has taught woodwinds methods at Towson University for the past twenty five years.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations Used in this Book

Fingering Diagrams Used in this Book

1. FUNDAMENTALS

Daily Care and Assembly

Body Position

Hand/Finger Position

Embouchure

Mouthpiece/Reed Pitches

Pop Tests

Touch-Tone-Teaching

Breathing

Articulation

Intonation

Vibrato

2. ADDITIONAL TEACHING GUIDES AND CHECKLISTS

Student Selection

Common Problems

Selecting Instruments

Single Reed Mouthpiece Selection

Single Reed Selection

Single Reed Adjustment

Double Reed Selection and Adjustment

Emergency Repairs

Lower Single Reed Instruments

Transposition Chart

3. HANDS-ON OVERVIEW: PART I

Practice Tips

Introduction

Basic Scales

Hand Positioning

Octave/Register Mechanisms

Primary Break Crossings

Middle Registers

More on Break Crossings

More Octave/Register Mechanisms

4. HANDS-ON OVERVIEW: PART II

Basic Scale: Chromatic–Low Registers

Basic Scale: Chromatic–Middle Registers

Clarinet Throat Tones: Training the Left Hand

Break Crossings: Chromatic

Right-Pinky Key Clusters–Low Registers

Left-Pinky Key Clusters–Low Registers

Right-Pinky Key Clusters–Middle Registers

Left-Pinky Key Clusters–Middle Registers

Right Forefinger Clusters

Left Forefinger Clusters

Twig Keys

Role of the Thumbs

Bassoon Thumb Clusters

5. HANDS-ON OVERVIEW: PART III

Introducing High Registers

Introducing Secondary Break Crossings

Connecting the Three Registers

6. FINGERING REVIEW

Seven Steps for Learning/Teaching Fingerings (See Chapters 3, 4, and 5)

Fingering Charts for the Basic Fingerings

Hands-on Review: Major, Minor, and Chromatic Scales

Blank Fingering Charts

7. TECHNIQUE/TUNES:

TWENTY-FIVE CLASS LESSONS

8. TEACHER / STUDENT DUETS

9. ALTERNATE FINGERINGS

When to Teach

General Categories of Alternate Fingerings

Frequently Used Alternate Fingerings

Application of Alternate Fingerings

Chromatic

Arpeggios

Trills

Woodwind Quintet

10. REVIEW QUESTIONS

11. TERMINOLOGY

12. BLANK FINGERING CHARTS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

Web Source

Woodwind Anthology

The Instrumentalist

INDEX

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