The Instrumentalist

Improvisation in Beginning Jazz Combos
The Instrumentalist (2016) Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 36

Although improvisation can be taught in a big band setting, it is not the best use of ensemble time. A small group is much better for improvisation; all that is needed is a music teacher, a few students, and a ...

Balancing the Sound In the Parade Block
The Instrumentalist (2016) Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 34

Performing music on parade is a strange phenomenon. Unlike any other performance, the band presents the music one section at a time while marching past their audience. Although there is a degree of blending as drums and brass drive their ...


The Instrumentalist is an American monthly magazine for music educators — focusing on scholastic band and orchestra — and performing artists and composers. Founded by Traugott Rohner (1906–1991), its first publication was dated September/October 1946.

Publisher The Instrumentalist Publishing Co
Country United States of America
ISSN (Print) 0020-4331
Year started 1946
Indexed 16908 articles
Licence Paid Access

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