Here you will find a collection of resources on a wide range of topics from experts around the world. We'll be adding to the library regularly!
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*NEW* Musical Glossary
Musical glossary with definitions of terms commonly used in all types of music. Click the links at the bottom of the page to find even more helpful resources for your study.
Submitted by Graham, an aspiring pianist and vocalist
*NEW* Resource List: Hand Positioning, Terminology, Sheet Music, Music Theory
A comprehensive resource guide, created by Michele Wheat, for students of all instruments. Follow the links for further information on music theory, hand, finger, and wrist positioning, and free sheet music.
Submitted by music student, Kelly
*NEW* IBA Presentation
Link to Hannah's Presentation from the Iowa Bandmasters Association Annual Conference in Des Moines, IA, May 13th, 2022
Music Resource Guide for Students
A great place to start! Click the link below to find a variety of resources on music theory, secondhand instruments, practice resources, online apps, music scholarships, grants, and music organizations.
Submitted by saxophone student, Noah
Saxophone Care and Maintenance
A brief video on basic care and maintenance from Yamaha Music
Beginning Saxophone Care with Dr. Preston Duncan
Playlists COMING SOON!
Choosing a reed and mouthpiece
Guide to the parts of the saxophone
https://www.yamaha.com/en/musical_instrument_guide/saxophone/mechanism/ (build vocab)
Mouthpiece Comparison Chart
Wellness and Injury Prevention
A video series on injury prevention, stretching, hearing health, meditation, and more from the University of Michigan
Book Recommendation: Playing Less Hurt by Janet Horvath
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Check out bulletproofmusician.com to find lots of articles and studies on overcoming performance anxiety and developing effective practice strategies. Here's one to start:
9 Performance Anxiety Tips That Every Musician Should Know
How to Successfully Prepare for a College Music Audition
Trial Lessons for Prospective Music Majors
Taking it From the Top with Jeffrey Leung
The Saxophone Standard by the United States Army Field Band
Lessons with Dr. Eugene Rousseau
A fun way to learn music theory basics!
Practice on your phone or tablet with the Tenuto app.