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    Are you a band director looking for professional development, classroom management ideas, teaching tips, and more? Take some time to check out our list of podcasts for band directors. We've inclu...
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    We've had a busy month here at Amro, so we're combining our new sheet music releases for February and March! Read about each selection below. Don't forget, you can place an order for any ...
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Returning an instrument at Amro Music

There are times when you will need to return your rented instrument to Amro Music, whether your child is just not going to be playing anymore, or if they are ready for an instrument of their very own. Read on for information on returning an instrument to Amro Music. If your child is still in band: We recommend that you keep your instrument if your child is going to continue participating in band or orchestra. Your instrument has been selected with the preferences of your band... Read More
at Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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How Do I Play This Thing?, Part 7 - Percussion

Congratulations on choosing to play percussion! When many people hear the word "percussion" they think of drums, but percussion is actually a category of instruments that includes cymbals, xylophones, marimbas, timpani, and a variety of small rhythm instruments.  Percussion generally means any instrument that makes its sound by being struck. Percussion instruments can be bold and exciting, like the snare drums in a marching or parade band, but they can also be subtle and sophisticated... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, September 19, 2014
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How Do I Play This Thing?, Part 4 - The Trumpet

Congratulations on picking the trumpet! The trumpet is one of the most exciting instruments in the band.  Its bright tone and strong projection make it perfect for upbeat, high-energy music. Trumpets are used in all styles of music including jazz, classical, and popular.  Here are some tips to get you started. When you open the case, it will probably look something like this.  It's helpful to make sure you can name every major part of the trumpet. The trumpet is... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, August 29, 2014
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How to Read Music

Some of the oldest-known written musical notation has been dated back to around 1250 B.C.  The image to the left is some of the oldest discovered musical notation: a stone found at Delphi containing two hymns to the Roman god, Apollo.  The musical notation is the line of occasional symbols found above the uninterrupted line of Greek lettering. Before a system of written music was developed, songs were passed down from generation to generation by ear - younger generations learned... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Friday, July 4, 2014
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Rent vs. Purchase:

Why you might find renting first to be the best option. “New Trumpets!  Only $200!  Educator-endorsed!”   A nd don't miss those exotic brand names which could just as easily be either types of pasta or names of Renaissance painters. When you’re searching for an instrument for yourself or your student, you’ll probably come across these offers, which are: At their best - marketing slogans designed to attract you and get you to hand over the credit... Read More
Posted by Ben Fonville at Thursday, June 5, 2014
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