Links

Garden Grove High School  

Garden Grove Unified School District

 

ONLINE MUSIC RESOURCES:

Drone Tone - DIRECTOR'S PICK for BEST PRACTICING RESOURCE
(includes drones to aid intonation and a metronome with tempo marking indicators)

Tuning Drones (Other drone sounds, plus options for octaves, fifths, and triads in both equal temperament and just intonation)

Article on How to Practice with Drones, by the creator of Tuning Drones above (written originally by a trombonist, but IT WORKS FOR ALL WIND AND STRING INSTRUMENTS!!)

Metronome Online - THE MOST ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR MUSICIANS

OnMusic Dictionary

NAXOS Music Glossary: Musical Terms

 

MUSIC Reading & Theory RESOURCES:

The Rhythm Trainer

MusicTheory.net - ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR LEARNING TO READ AND UNDERSTAND MUSICAL NOTATION AND HARMONY - CHECK OUT THE "LESSONS" AND "EXERCISES" PAGES!

MusicTheory.net Exercises: Challenge Mode (print or save report for proof)

Treble Clef:
Key Signature Identification: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/b999yyyrky
Note Identification: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/brw999bmnyyrky

Bass Clef:
Key Signature Identification: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/n999yyyrky
Note Identification: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/nrw999bmnyyrky

Alto Clef:
Key Signature Identification: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/r999yyyrky
Note Identification: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/rrw999bmnyyrky

Tenor Clef: 
Key Signature Identification: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/e999yyyrky
Note Identification: http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/erw999bmnyyrky

Keyboard -> Note Identification: https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-keyboard/iinbhbngneynykb
Note -> Keyboard Identification: https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keyboard-reverse/dnsri999bynrkb

Ear Training (Keyboard - Basic, Ref. C4): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-keyboard/iinbhbng6xynykb
Ear Training (Keyboard - All Notes, Ref. A4): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-keyboard/99dnfbng6xynykb

Ear Training (Note Names - Basic, Ref. C4): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-note/iinbhbngneyynykb
Ear Training (Note Names - All Notes, Ref. A4): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-note/99dnfbngnxyynykb

Ear Training (Intervals - Basic - m2, M2, P1/4/5/8): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/8frbyyngnenyyykb
Ear Training (Intervals - Major): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/iigbyyngnenyyykb
Ear Training ( Intervals - All): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval/998byyngnenyyykb

Ear Training (Scale Identification - Major, Natural/Harmonic/Melodic Minor, Chromatic): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-scale/xyo8yynfqkyykb

Ear Training (Chords - Common - m, M, Dom.7): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/uyyyebyngnkyykb
Ear Training (Chords - Extended - all triads, 7ths): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/9xyyebyngnkyykb
Ear Training (Chords - Advanced - triads, 7ths, sus.): https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-chord/9xcyebyngnkyykb

 

INSTRUMENT-SPECIFIC RESOURCES:

Fingering Charts for Wind Instruments (and Keyboard/Mallet Percussion)

Flute Fingering Trainer

Clarinet Fingering Trainer

Oboe Fingering Trainer

Bassoon Fingering Trainer

Brass Fingering Trainer (except Double French Horns) 

Vic Firth (Percussion)

Snare Drum Rudiment Flashcards  (uncheck the Both Sides box to quiz yourself)

 

LOCAL AND ONLINE MUSIC STORES: 

Morey's Music Store - String Specialists
4834 Woodruff Avenue, Lakewood CA 90713
562.420.9532

M. and R. Weisshaar & Son Violin Shop - Makers of fine violins, violas, and cellos
1763 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.548.1287

Los Angeles Violin Shop - String Specialists
1519 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
213.471.2124

Kanstul Musical Instruments - Makers of fine brass instruments
1332 S. Claudina Street, Anaheim, CA 92805
714-563-1000

The Horn Guys (aka Ferguson Music) - Brass Specialists
4420 East Village Road, Long Beach, CA 90808
562.354.6655

Long Beach Woodwinds - Woodwind Specialists
4412 East Village Road, Long Beach, CA 90808
562.421.0509

Jim's Music Center
14061 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
800.644.6874

Bertrand's Music & Horn Improvement
Multiple Locations, see website

JKEAA Music Services
19069 Van Buren Blvd, Suite 113, Riverside, CA 92508
 951.789.1422

Anaheim Band Instruments (for all instruments; now a part of Music & Arts)
504 S State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92806
714.999.5015

Woodwind & Brasswind (online retailer)

J.W. Pepper Sheet Music (sheet music retailer)

 

TOP RECOMMENDED Nearby PERFORMANCES:

California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Long Beach

Chapman University (Orange)

Pacific Symphony

Los Angeles Philharmonic

San Diego Symphony

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra of Los Angeles

Symphonic Winds of the Pacific

OTHER Nearby PERFORMANCE GROUPS:

Symphony Irvine

Southern California Philharmonic

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

La Mirada Symphony

Fullerton Community Band

Golden West Pops

Huntington Beach Concert Band

Laguna Concert Band

Placentia Symphonic Band

Pomona Concert Band

Shoreline Symphonic Winds/Long Beach Concert Band

Southland Symphony

 

 

HAVING TROUBLE FINDING A PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTOR?

Taking private lessons is a crucial part of mastering a musical instrument, but there are lots of options when it comes to teachers, prices, and locations, and it's hard to know where to start! So, ask your director! Or, check out these links to assist in your search:

Music & Arts Lesson Studio

TakeLessons.com

MusikaLessons.com

 

Associations and Organizations: 

Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA)

National Association for Music Education (NAfME, formerly MENC)

California Music Educators Association (CMEA)

National Association of Music Parents (AMP)

American Drum Line Association (ADLA)

Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC)

Drum Corps International (DCI)

World of Pageantry