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Resources for Wind and Percussion Pedagogy: Finding method books and repertoire

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Laura Gayle Green
Allen Music Library
College of Music, FSU
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Tallahassee, FL 32306
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Subjects: Music

Finding repertoire/verifying existence of repertoire

How do you know what's out there?

While that's an existential question, it's a valid one. For your assignment, you're supposed to look at three method books. The Allen Music Library has a representative, not comprehensive, collection of method books. Representative means that we have some examples, but certainly, not everything that's been published. How to find those?

What happens when I search for...

Method books, limited to the Allen Music Library?

Um. Yeah. Let's try a targeted approach. I did the digging to find an example -- and here are the subject terms used to describe it-- assuming you're looking for something to use with elementary/early high school students

screen shot showing subject terms of Bands (Music), Bands (Music) -- Instruction and Study, Bands (Music) -- Methods, Bands (Music)-- Study and Teaching, Methods (Music)


Let's try a library catalog search using Bands (Music) -- Instruction and study.

Let's use the left-hand information (limits or facets) to focus the search.



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