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Resource Library

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!

Want to see a topic added to the library?  Contact us with a question or request here!

*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. 

 www.wristbandexpress.com/content/hand-wrist-finger-positioning-guide-piano-players/

Submitted by music student, Kelly

*NEW* IBA Presentation 

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.

Saxophone Care and Maintenance

A brief video on basic care and maintenance from Yamaha Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBeuRPtBy0I

Beginning Saxophone Care with Dr. Preston Duncan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMDbNMBau0c

Listening Recommendations

Playlists COMING SOON! 

Wellness and Injury Prevention

A video series on injury prevention, stretching, hearing health, meditation, and more from the University of Michigan

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVy2jdQD7GRzQ2_q6dTb6ojLoh28DEnfa

Book Recommendation: Playing Less Hurt by Janet Horvath

http://playinglesshurt.com/

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:

https://bulletproofmusician.com/how-to-make-performance-anxiety-an-asset-instead-of-a-liability/

9 Performance Anxiety Tips That Every Musician Should Know

https://playinthezone.com/performance-anxiety-tips-music/

Audition Preparation

Instructional Videos

Taking it From the Top with Jeffrey Leung

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL69HCoiw6DnrdcyieHB-_4sV688YK6xVf

The Saxophone Standard by the United States Army Field Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMavox2XJiQ&t=3202s

Lessons with Dr. Eugene Rousseau

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4N8ArA37B2Js4CYPV3YVaVyM4uHSXyeZ

Music Theory

A fun way to learn music theory basics!

musictheory.net

Practice on your phone or tablet with the Tenuto app.

https://www.musictheory.net/products/tenuto

Link to Hannah's Presentation from the Iowa Bandmasters Association Annual Conference in Des Moines, IA, May 13th, 2022

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GxkiFEXg15g5u566bjRXsa8pmYqdLhv0/view?usp=sharing