Free Lesson Plans for NAfME Members

As a member of NAfME, you now have free access to online In Tune plans for the 2017-18 school year. Follow the links below to find the content.

May 2018

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Software- Many of today’s music software programs combine features that once required different applications (or pieces of  hardware). This lesson will explore the functions commonly found in music software.
Modern Band: Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”- Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”
The Voice of Brynn Cartelli- Brynn Cartelli has a voice beyond her high school years—and The Voice‘s blind auditions helped her get discovered.
Techniques: Riffing on the Blues- Exploring more central concepts and techniques behind the blues.

April 2018

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Kacey Country- Learning about the music of country singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves.
Techniques: The Blues- Understanding the central concepts and techniques behind the blues.
Key Decisions- Learning the ropes of electronic keyboards.
Modern Band: Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still”- Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still.”

March 2018

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Modern Band: Smash Mouth’s “All Star”- Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Smash Mouth’s “All Star.”
How to Get in Step- Exploring the world of marching music.
The Music from Black Panther- Learning about the music of Black Panther.
Techniques: Articulation- Understanding the central concepts and techniques behind articulation.

February 2018

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Best Music Schools 2018: Moving Up- The transition from high school to college can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be.
Seoul Music- K-pop is making waves in American pop music unlike any other international genre.
Modern Band: How to Play Camila Cabello’s “Havana”- Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Camila Cabello’s “Havana.”
Techniques: Inversions- Understanding the central concepts and techniques behind inversions.

January 2018

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Modern Band: Imagine Dragons’ “Believer”- Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Imagine Dragons’ “Believer.”
It’s All About That Bass- Bass instruments can play more than just a supporting role.
Techniques: Supersonic Pentatonic- Understanding the central concepts and techniques behind pentatonic scales.
Icon: Talking Heads- Learning about the career and influence of Talking Heads.

December 2017

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Icon: Joan Sutherland- Learning about the career and influence of Joan Sutherland.
Modern Band: Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'”- Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’.”
Techniques: Minor Scales for Major Occasions- Understanding the central concepts and techniques behind using melodic and harmonic minor scales.
The History of Nylon-String Guitars- Maybe you’re familiar with the nylon-string guitar, also known as the classical guitar. But are you familiar with its fascinating history?

November 2017

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Icon: Run-D.M.C.- Learning about the career and influence of hip-hop group Run-D.M.C.
Techniques: Music á la Mode- Understanding the central concepts and techniques behind modes.
The Hits Keep Coming- When it comes to percussion instruments, there’s no limit to what you can hit.
Modern Band: Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)”- Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth).”

October 2017

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Techniques: Go Fourth (and Fifth)!- Understanding the central concepts and techniques behind quartal and quintal harmony.
Icon: Donovan- Learning about the career and influence of psychedelic folk singer-songwriter Donovan.
Fleet Foxes on the Fast Track- The indie-folk band took a few years off while their bandleader went back to school—now they’re back with an exciting new sound.
Modern Band: Beyoncé’s “I Was Here”- Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Beyoncé’s “I Was Here.”