November 21st, 2010

@andrewhitz I gave Mr. Swearingen your message & he humbly said you were much nicer than he & that he very much enjoyed working w/ you guys.

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Both the Hanasaki Tokuharu HS (Japan) and Sam Bowie HS Wind Ensemble concerts were amazing! Great work both bands!! #WIBC2010

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@stumpy6653 Snow in Seattle. Not much, though. It’s been pretty dry this weekend.

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RT @teacherreality: Blogging educators - Please keep writing, tweeting, communicating. We’ve gotta step out of the classroom & talk.

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It’s been a great conference. Looking fwd 2 clinics w/ Bruce Dinkins & Marianne Gedigian tomorrow & the Gala Honor Band Concerts! #WIBC2010

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RT @lovedrummin: @MrAhrens Isn’t Dr. Tim the best! What a motivator…./ Yep, I absolutely love him. I’m recharged! #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim: There’s a reason the windshield is big and the mirror is small. What’s out in front is most important. #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim: “But I’m only one person, I can’t make a difference” That’s a lie. One person is the only one who can make a difference. #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim: Your contribution either appreciates or depreciates the situation. / Great teachers create what isn’t. #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim: Ways2SaveTime: 1. Don’t complain to somebody who can’t fix it 2. Don’t listen to somebody complain unless you can fix it #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim: When you have integrity, nothing else matters. When you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser: Maturity is the ability to understand how who we are affects other people. #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser: “Positives come and go. Negatives accumulate.” - How do you interact with your students? #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim: When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim: joke re: Swearingen playing accordion: “When you take the accordion player out and put in a pianist” … #trytheveal #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim: joke re: Swearingen playing accordion: “Do you know what a hip replacement is?” #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim: You can’t change the amt of innate talent a kid has but a human being can change his attitude. That’s our role as teacher #WIBC2010

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Dr. Tim Lautzenheizer is a teacher, clinician, author, composer, & clinician. Pres. of Attitude Concepts & Ed Dir. for Conn-Selmer #WIBC2010

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Swearingen suggested reading: “Casals and the Art of Interpretation” by David Blum http://ow.ly/3dl2h #WIBC2010

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Swearingen suggested reading: “Arranging Concepts” by Dick Grove http://ow.ly/3dl1e #WIBC2010

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Swearingen suggested reading: “Effective Performance of Band Music” by Francis McBeth (out of print) http://ow.ly/3dkZL #WIBC2010

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Swearingen on Sound Density: Unison vs. Harmony - As density increases, you must play with more projection of tone. #WIBC2010

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RT @andrewhitz: @MrAhrens Please tell him I said hello! One of the nicest human beings on the planet. / Agreed, & I certainly will!

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… sub 3-grade band lit tend to dump all of the “extra” parts into this accomp. zone and destroy the balance. You need to fix it! #WIBC2010

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Swearingen on Balance: 1. Melody 2. Bassline 3. Counter-Melody 4. Harmonic/Rhythmic Accomp. / unfortunately composers of … #WIBC2010

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Swearingen: Composers write for the “All-American” band. You don’t have that - you have to tweak things like a recording engineer. #WIBC2010

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Quote from Claude Smith to Swearingen: “Being a composer has helped my musicianship and helped my ability to conduct.” #WIBC2010

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Swearingen realized early he needed to master arranging first because he was avoiding his weak areas in his original compositions. #WIBC2010

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Follow #WIBC2010 to read my near-live tweeting from today’s sessions w/ James Swearingen & Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser #musedchat #mpln

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Swearingen says he “only became a composer by accident”. His true passion and desire has always been to be a band director. #WIBC2010

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James Swearingen is Professor of Music and Composer in Residence at Capital Univ. in Columbus, OH. He has over 500 published works #WIBC2010

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and we have Snow! #fb

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BBC News - Fears for future of school music lessons http://www.bbc.co.uk/new…

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James Swearingen clinic (@ Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport) http://4sq.com/5X07bZ

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Great article from the Guardian - Alan Rusbridger: Why Twitter matters http://bit.ly/9GrIer

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@DoremiGirl It is a welcome break! Started snowing back home just as I left. Conference goes through tomorrow afternoon. Has been great!

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