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Improving Musicianship and Creativity By Increasing Aural Skill Development In A Band Method

by Gloria Galante

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Emphasizing aural skill development with band instruction is an essential aspect of music
education in the jazz idiom.
Band methods may focus on the Yamaha or Hal Leonard Comprehensive Band books as
well as private lessons, rehearsals and concerts. All of these skills are important; but when
combined with aural improvisatory skills, students are more successful in interpreting and
expressing the jazz language. This is evident from research done by Doctor Edwin E. Gordon,
Professor of Music at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My own research with

students supports this thesis. And, in addition, my own performance experience with the state-of-
the-art educational method of conducted improvisations, known as "Conductions," will suggest

that having a background which includes aural skills improves one's level of musicianship and
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