The Monday Morning Music Mix -Education News From Everywhere ~4/5/2010

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Monday’s Music Quote ~William P. Merrill, “There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.”

MusTech.Net provides you with the most interesting news to follow and wake-up to on Monday Mornings. So, sit back, grab your favorite coffee and “TAKE FIVE”…

Hot Topics This Week:

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Exploring the Nature of Children and Music:  “Music Education News to Internet User in a more organized and timely way. Co-edited by Andy Zweibel this is a must see and bookmark site if you are looking for the latest “ANYTHING” related to music education!”

10 Extraordinary Brazilian Musicians You Should Listen toThis is a fantastic post about Current Brazilian Musicians and their music. “If you’ve had your share of Bossa Nova, if you feel that you already know all the Tropicália big shots well, if you’re tired of samba, if you already listened all that matter from Clube da Esquina, or if funk ball is not your cup of tea, but you still want Brazilian sounds to rock your life, here are some picks of great musicians who deserve your attention. Not famous outside of Brazil, from different genres and generations, these guys made my life happier many a time. Enjoy.”

Three Piller of Teaching Music: This is a great and informative education post by Brian Wis. “In my mind there are three pillars to successful music teaching: Content, Craft, and Concern.”

Learning to Play the Song Stuck in My Head with TwelveKeys Music Transcription Software: “I’ve been singing a song in my car on the way home for weeks and have been longing to learn the accompaniment. But where to begin? How do I know what the first note is, or what key it’s in? How will I learn it efficiently if I’m running back and forth between the CD player and my chair?”

Classroom Management via the Internet & Intranet: Great article! “I recently got a Facebook page. I have been staying away from Facebook because I really do like my teaching license and was afraid that something could go wrong and I would be in one of those Tweeted newspaper articles about a teacher who did something someone thought was bad on Facebook and ….  Not for me.  Then, reality settles in. Facebook is the most widely used communication tool on the planet. Period.

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This week’s #MusEdChat Topic: “What classroom management tricks work for a “music” classroom?

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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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