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Google Classroom: email ttakagi@hohokus.org to request access
Kindergarten YouTube Playlist - Click Here

2019-2020 Band Handbooks and Schedules

6th Grade Band Lesson Schedule
6th Grade Band Handbook
7/8 Concert Band Lesson Schedule
Concert Band Handbook
5th Grade Band Lesson Schedule
5th Grade Handbook

List of Local Private Instructors


Festival Auditions
NJSMA (Regionals)
MEBCI (County Band)
NJAJE (Jazz Regionals)

Useful Links
Print Free Blank Sheet Music
Free Online Metronome
IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project's Petrucci Library)
Vic Firth's Snare Drum Rudiments
Note Flight - free music notation site


Practice Tips

- Practice 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week (150 minutes/week)

- Pratice in a quiet room without distractions, with a stand and a hard chair with a straight back

- Quality not Quantity! Practice intelligently.

- Always Warm-Up.

- Having trouble? You can do it! Just follow these steps:
1. play just the first note
2. now add the next note
3. keep adding notes one at a time until
you can play the whole phrase

- Practice slowly at first.

- Remember to breath!

- Take a break.

- Use a tuner and a metronome.

- Use a mirror to check your embouchure.

- Have fun! Improvise, make your own music, or play your favorite music. It all makes you a better musician!



Mr. Takagi
contact via email: ttakagi@hohokus.org


September 2021     

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