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The 90 Degree Show 2017 Vol. 9 Proper Research and Music Technique


Welcome to volume 9 of The 90 Degree Show for 2017. In this podcast we continue our conversation about the idea that HBCU marching bands are not learning and practicing proper music technique and we examine if the proper research is being applied to this theory. This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions, and Block Band Music & Publishing. RE/MAX PATRIOTS and BlockUsUp.com Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2t

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Literature suggestions for Concert Band preparation from Dr. Kevin O. Davenport


Book series:

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” by Larry Blocher, Eugene Corporon, Ray Cramer and Tim Lautzenheiser. There are nine books in this series.

Concert band warmup books:

  1. Superior Bands in Sixteen Weeks – Quincy Hillaird
  2. Symphonic Warm-ups for Band – Claude T. Smith

Rhythmic studies books:

Rhythmic Vocabulary – Ed Sueta (Note: You can download this document from the link provided.)

Fourteen Weeks to a Better Band – Roger Maxwell (There is a Junior High set and a Senior High set.)


All of this material is tax-deductible for a band director as work-related materials.

A list of suggested concert band pieces will come out soon through Block Band.


Dr. Kevin O. Davenport