[Dixielandjazz] Starting a High School Dixieland Group

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Thu Sep 18 10:53:35 PDT 2003

At 01:24 PM 9/17/2003 -0700, don kowallis wrote:
>I am a music teacher in Canada that is eager to start a Dixieland band.  We 
>have a number of keen students that have played in our "traditional" jazz 
>ensembles but are looking at exploring the roots of these styles in a more 
>intensive setting.  I have two questions:  (1) Is there a preference 
>concerning the type of banjo used in most instrumentations (4-string or 
>5-string) - and- (2)  Can you recommend a resource for musical arrangements 
>(high school level players).  I would appreciate any assistance or advice 
>that you could provide!

The following is the website for Traditional Jazz Educators Network, which
has an extensive resource list and some freebies for educators:


David W. Littlefield, Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Washboard
Compiler: "Dixieland FB" (Bb, C); "30S-40S FB (Bb, C)"; "Gig Book"
http://cpcug.org/user/dwlit (Dixie playalong list, other tools)  
http://americanmusiccaravan.com (Fake Books, Chord Books, Bands)
eMail: dwlit at cpcug.org

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