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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000226.txt from 2001/07

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: What's on your stand
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 18:45:45 -0400

At 11:50 AM 7/9/2001 -0600, AnneLenoir wrote:
>I have been reluctant to mention this, but I think now is the time. As I
>was teaching my younger students this past year, I noticed that their
>was a blue and red CD put out by -- (I can't remember who. Not Rubank,
>but the same people who publish Rubank) -- Anyhow it was a "play along"
>CD of Movie Themes. I tried it out, and the melody lines were very easy
>and repititious. Great Phrasing. I marked slurs in most the phrases.
>Anyhow, the "accompaniment" was just great. Made the kids sound like
>they were playing along with John Williams conducting a great wind
>ensemble, as they played the theme from Jurassic Park, Dances With
>Wolves, An American Tale, Star Wars and many other lovely melodies. I
>couldn't believe how fast the kids moved forward with their tones and
>phrasing, and they loved the CD and book. Many of them can now play a
>short "recital" from tunes off the Movie CD. I had wanted to mention
>this way back when you were discussing "phrasing" and melodies for
>beginners, but I didn't feel like getting into an argument with anybody.

I believe that would be the "Movie Favorites" book that is an adjunct to
the "Essential Elements" band series. We have sold quite a few of
them. They have a "Christmas Favorites" book, too, and a "Broadway Favorites."

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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