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What Every Musicians Should Know

Written for every young musician who has made it their life’s work to become the best musician they can possibly be.

What (I Think) Every Musician Should Know, by John Castellano, is written for and dedicated to every young musician who has made it their life’s work to become the best musician they can possibly be. The topics covered are those which John considers to be the most important to any young student.

“If I were to distill everything I have to say into one sentence it would be this: Be thoughtful and patient and get it right the first time, so that you can build on what you’ve accomplished and apply all your effort to improving as opposed to correcting bad habits”, John writes.

The first part of the book is divided into 11 chapters, each dealing with a particular topic. The second part is an appendix, which includes a number of worksheets that may be useful for putting into practice what was presented in part one.

About the Author

John Castellano is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music where he studied saxophone and clarinet with Joseph Allard, a world-renowned musician and teacher. He also studied flute with Harold Bennett, principal flutist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

He has been a longtime faculty member at New York University where he currently teaches Contemporary Music Performance. He is also the founder and director of the SOJ Jazz Study Center, and is the director emeritus and provost of the prestigious Collective School of Music in New York City.

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Instruments

  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Full Band
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Performance
  • Saxophone
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