Book Report

  • The Sin of Being Obsessed with Tempo Markings

    Richard Floyd | June 11, 2023Perhaps no element of the artistry of music making generates more discussion and debate than tempo markings. Why? As we continue to look at “our sins” we see that most sins are very subjective and open to an array of interpretations and opinions. What does forte mean? How soft is soft? Is the staccato crisp, […] Read More...
  • Atoning for Our Musical Sins

    Richard Floyd | June 14, 2022This is the first in a multi-part series by the esteemed music educator Richard Floyd, based on his book, The Seven Deadly Sins of Music Making, reviewed in SBO in November 2021. While Floyd refers to bands, every “sin” is equally applicable to orchestras, so I urge our string colleagues not to overlook this article. […] Read More...
  • Designing Creative Music Projects for the Masses

    SBO Staff | June 12, 2021SBO's June issue includes an insightful excerpt from Will Kuhn and Ethan Hein’s Electronic Music School: A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Musical Creativity, with tips for how to optimizing student learning for all in classes with a wide range of musical ability and experience. Read More...
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