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Compact Band Series

Compact Band Series


.01 Compact (Marching) Band Arrangements If you are following us you must have noticed the term “compact band arrangements” recently. In this blog I will tell you what we exactly mean by the term "compact band arrangements" and how your organization can have a lot of fun with these compact and flexible arrangements for marching band, pep band, wind band or concert band. Does your organization als suffer from: a shrinking band? Members who prefer not to march during p...
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Do hard mallets always provide more clarity?

Do hard mallets always provide more clarity?


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AVG & GDPR

AVG & GDPR


You must have noticed that many companies have been working on the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR). The good thing of this new European privacy law is that from May 25th 2018 your data are even better protected. We therefore adjusted the Show & Marching Music privacy policy. The most important changes Being transparent about how we handle your data its getting even more important. That is why we give you more information about how your data will be used for marketing purposes....
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Study Efficently and Without Frustration

Study Efficently and Without Frustration


The 8 biggest pitfalls during studying! If you play an instrument and it’s difficult for you to study efficiently, then you should definitely read this blog. It only takes you a few minutes, but you can learn a lot from it. I am going to talk about the 7 biggest pitfalls, where I walked right into myself while studying. Read this blog to prevent that this is going to happen to you too.  1. Practice to fast Trying to play a piece at the original tempo immediately is one ...
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Selecting Mallets

Selecting Mallets


Everything you need to know to find a good basic mallet set for marimba of vibraphone.   Today’s percussionists have access to a larger selection of mallets and instruments than ever before. This makes choosing mallets that sound good on your instrument and plays well a big challenge. Rattan or birch, yarn or cord, round or oval, long or short, heavy or light? The choices seem endless. It is no surprise that we at Show & Marching Music frequently receive requests for advice when it come...
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Recruiting members difficult story? Put the musician first!

Recruiting members difficult story? Put the musician first!


I wrote this blog mainly for our Dutch customers, because he majority of the Dutch bands consists of community bands. Unfortunately music education is not a regular item on most Dutch schools and it's not common that a school has it’s own band, percussion ensemble or orchestra. So if kids want make music they have to follow private lessons at a music school or join a community band. The problem is that music education is less important for our current government. This is why music schools and b...
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Purchase Bass Drum Mallets

Purchase Bass Drum Mallets


As you might know I have been active as a playing member and instructor for may years at different marching percussion ensemble, marching bands and drumcorps. Besides writing music, developping methods and providing workshops and clinics for these kind of band and ensembles I thinks it's also important to share my knowledge about how instruments can soud good in a new series of blogs. This first blog is about what to look for when you are going to purchase mallets for marching bass drums...
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T&M Cadence Packs

T&M Cadence Packs


T&M Cadence Packs Onze Our T&M Cadence Packs (Vol. 1, Vol. 2 en Vol. 3) are written for different kind of percussion ensembles. Every drumband, drumline or (marching) percussion ensemble can have a lot of fun with these great groovy percussion pieces. The pieces are written for: Snare drum Multi-toms (duo/trio/quad) Cymbals Bass drum percussion   Snare drum parts with hi-hat Om met jouw drumband of percussie ensemble lekkere drum groove...
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Is marching band music for marching bands only?

Is marching band music for marching bands only?


Is marching band music for marching bands only?   Especially for concert and fanfare bands who are interested in playing something different during parades than traditional marches. Because of the additional drums and percussion parts you can play these arrangements in a concert set-up now.   Do you want to know more about this? Follow our free webinar on Saturday the 20th of June at 10:00. You can subscribe for the webinar now.    This webinar will be in Dutch. Would it ...
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Alfred Marching Band Series

Alfred Marching Band Series


Recently we have studied the marching band publications of the American publisher Alfred Publications. Every year in April they publish quite a few new arrangements for big or smaller marching bands. The arrangements vary in level from very easy (grade 1,5) to medium (grade 3). They distinguish the:   - Premier Series - Mega Sound Series - Big And Easy Series - Easy Pops Series - Very Easy Pops Series         The arrangements in the Pre...
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Slow Down Audio

Slow Down Audio


Slow down Audio is a, especially for Show & Marching Music developed, software tool that lets you slow down mp3 files in real time. This software is suitable for Apple and Windows computers and is an ideal tool for studying our publications. For brass and woodwind players it's great because you can play the track in a slower tempo without changing the key signature. It's also useful for percussionists if the original recording is just too fast. You can increase the tempo step by step while studyin...
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