• Class Method book

    Sound Innovations for Band - Band method book resource and play-a-long tracks

    Essential Elements for Strings - Orchestra method book resource and play-a-long tracks

     

    Orchestra

    How to tune with the fine tuners

    Tuning a cello

    Snark ST-2 or ST-8

    • Clip on tuner for all instruments.  ST-2 has an internal mic and reads vibrations; while ST-8 just tunes through vibration of the pitch on the instrument.

     

    Apps for Android or Apple 

    Metronome - should be able to find free metronomes. Metronomes help us by clicking the beat at a chosen tempo

    Bandmate Chromatic Tuner 

    • Great as a free tuner.  Just pick your instrument in the app.
    • highly encourage brass players to get this app, it will help your child know if they are playing the correct pitch

     

    Online Resources

    Yamaha Fingering Charts - Instrument fingering charts available here

    Metronomeonline.com - Metronome to use on-line.  Looks like a blue dial, choose the speed you want.

    MusicTheory.net - Music Theory knowledge and exercises

    Vic Firth - Percsussion Rudiments (audio and video of exercises available)

     

    On-line games

    MusicRacer - works on note identification, fingerings, and musical terms

    Treble Note Challenge - name 25 treble clef notes in one minute (can use the mouse or keyboard to answer)

    Bass Note Challenge - name 25 bass clef notes in one minute (can use the mouse or keyboard to answer)

    Alto Clef Note Challenge - name 25 alto clef notes (can use the mouse or keyboard to answer)