To help teachers adjust to virtual learning situations, Wingert-Jones Publications, J.W. Pepper’s publishing division, is offering free online resources for band and orchestra directors to use with their students. They are providing excerpts from their string training books, lesson guide worksheets that have been adapted from their Achievement Concert Band Series, and a series of listening lessons designed to enhance all-around musicianship from beginner to advanced levels. These can be utilized by any music student.
We hope these materials help you as you navigate new teaching experiences. Please know we are wishing you the very best through this unique time.
Instrumental Worksheet Overview
- Instrumental Tempo Terms
- Dynamic Markings Worksheet – Word or PDF
- Instrumental Literature Worksheet
- Virtual Concert Assessment
- Analysis Project: Original Versus Arrangement – Word or PDF
- Online Lesson Reflection – Word or PDF
String Training Units:
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Will you be adding Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion? I do not have strings, only band. Thank you.
Thanks for your question, Susan. All of the resources can be used by band as well. The string training lessons focus primarily on basic music theory and not really on string pedagogy though it is in treble clef and primarily sharp keys. The other resources are all terminology and listening analysis, and therefore can be used across the board. We also have other resources, including a Tracy Harris video on flute tone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4jRYnKg19c&t=1s and this week we will begin publishing a series of sight-reading tutorials. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Thank you for your reply. I completely understand, but since we are remote learning, I think my students would see “strings” and feel that did not apply to them. I appreciate your additional content and will consider using it. Thanks again.