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Due but not Done™ is the 8th edition of Selected Resources for Instrumental Music Teachers. It is a collection of notes and outlines from lectures and discussions for graduate classes in conducting and music education led by Dale Lonis and Ardith Haley. Included as well, are handouts for presentations given at regional and national conferences. In this latest edition, additional articles have been created to fill in missing topics required to support the comprehensive philosophy and pedagogy developed for Music Mentors International.     

Due but not Done Selected Resources for Instrumental Music Teachers

  • Chapter One: The Lonis and Haley Due but not Done Philosophy

        Due but not Done 

              Creativity and Creative Dissonance 

                     Definitions and Descriptions of Creativity

              The Four Pillars 






    Chapter Two: Philosophical Foundations       

         Honour Your Mentors 

              What Is Mentoring? 

                    Honouring Our Mentors 

                    Consider Your Views 

                    What Have We Learned  

               How Will Success Be Measured 

                    Setting Yourself Up for Success

          Why Industrial Age Assessment No Longer Works 

                Industrial Age Education 

                Moving from Industrial Age to Information Age 

                    Teaching Human Beings

          On Education 


    Chapter Three: Psychological Tenets

         The Psychology of Learning  

              Building on the Tenets of the Giants

                    Bloom’s Learning Theories

                    Gardner’s Nine Types of Intelligence 

                    Bruner’s Constructivist Theories 

                    Goleman’s Intelligence Theories

                    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 

                    Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development 

         The L & H Value and Transfer Assessment Model 

              Methodology to Enable Learner’s Success 

                    The V & T Assessment Model Defined

              Creating the V & T Assessment Model

                     Three Stages of Assessing Learning 

              Applying the Four Pillars 





                     Coalescing the Four Pillars 

              Iconic Representation 

              Final Thoughts 

          Chunking Fundamentals for a Spiral Curriculum  

               Lonis SNIPPER 



                         Intent and Interpretation 

                         Psychomotor Aspects 

                         Pitch and Sound Concepts 

                         Emotional Engagement 



    Chapter Four: Pedagogical Insights

         Cognitive Conductor: Rehearsing for Musical Value 


              The Cognitive Rehearsal 

                     Rehearsal Concepts 


         Teaching Emotion: Inspiring Learners 

         Melodic and Harmonic Tuning 

               The Five Tenets of Tuning for Instrumentalists 

               Tuning Intervals and Chords  

         Volume Changes  

               Interpreting the Four Types of Volume Changes  

               Default Volume Change  

               Special Effect Volume Changes  

         Preparing, Teaching, and Co-constructing Aleatory  

               Aleatory Music  

                     Traditional Definition  

                     L & H Definition for This Purpose  

               Preparing the Ensemble to Perform Aleatory

               Co-constructing An Aleatory Composition 

                     Sample Aleatory Cells 


    Chapter Five: Artistry–Preparing the Score to Rehearse, Perform, Conduct, and Communicate

         Score Study: Do the Work to Get It Right

             Listening to Recordings to Prepare Your Score

                    Recommended Methodology 

             Read the Score from Cover to Cover 

             Do a Form Analysis   

                    Do a Strata Analysis 

                    Begin to Determine the Emotional Structure  

             Do an Affective/Subjective Analysis 

                    Prepare a Phrase Sequence Chart 

                    Prepare a Pedagogical Sequence Chart

             Prepare to Physically Conduct and Rehearse 



              Cadences: Understanding and Application 




                     Full and Partial Cadences 

              Completing the Charts 

                     Cognitive Mapping                        

                     Sample Cognitive Chart

                     Affective Mapping

                     Sample Affective Chart

                     Blank Template 

                     L & H Phrase Sequence Chart 

                     L & H Sequential Pedagogy Worksheet 

              L & H Iconic Time Signatures 

              L & H Score Marking System 

                     Using Colours 

                     Marking Left Hand (LH) Cues

                     Sample of Potential Abbreviations 

                     Score Marking Overview

              Memorizing the Score 

                     Using the Phrase Sequence Chart 

                     Using the Combined Cog./Affec. Map

                     Using the Score 

                     Other Tips for Practicing Your Conducting 

          Fundamental Conducting Gestures 


                     Holding the Baton 

                     Music Stand Height 


                     Three Podium Stances 

                     Vertical and Horizontal Planes 

                     Sagittal Plane 

                     Baton Hand and Left-Hand Positioning 

                     French Hand 

                     Basic Expressive Gesture 

                     Extended Expressive Gestures 

                     Practicing Independence of Hands 



                     When Time and Tempo Need to Be Clear 


                     Gestures of Syncopation 


                     Learning to Subdivide 

                     Conducting Asymmetric&Compound Meters 

                     Non-verbal Facial Cues 

         Automaticity in Conducting 


                     The Functions of Automaticity 

                     The Development of Automaticity 

                     The Development of Automatic Processes  



    Chapter Six: Planning for a Successful Year

          Concert and Festival Preparation 

              Know Your Goals  

                     Know Your Band Members 

                     Know the Preparation Schedule  

                     Plan for Success in Rehearsals

                     Plan for Success in Performances 

              Final Thoughts 

         Selecting Repertoire and Planning for Success 

              Repertoire Selection                            

              Planning Your Rehearsal Time 

                     Charting for Success 

        Three Stages of Each Rehearsal 

               Beginning: Inspiration Stage 

               Middle: Drill the Skill and Transfer Stage 

               End: Creation Stage 

          Yearly Curricular Planning 

               Planning for Daily, Monthly, and Yearly Success 

               Planning for Success 

                     Create Your Curricular Plan 


    Coalescing What We Have Learned

         Chapter One: The Due but not Done Philosophy  

               Due but not Done 

         Chapter Two: Philosophical Foundations 

               Honour Your Mentors 

               Industrial Age Assessment No Longer Works 

               On Education 

         Chapter Three: Psychological Tenets 

               The Psychology of Learning  

               The L & H V and T Assessment Model 

               Chunking Fundamentals for a Spiral Curriculum 

         Chapter Four: Pedagogical Insights 

               The Cognitive Conductor 

               Teaching Emotion: Inspiring Learners   

               Melodic and Harmonic Tuning 

               Volume Changes 

               Preparing Aleatory 

         Chapter Five: Artistry–Preparing the Score 

               Score Study: Do the Work to Get It Right          

               Fundamental Conducting Gestures 

               Automaticity in Conducting 

         Chapter Six: Planning for a Successful Year 

               Concert and Festival Preparation 

               Selecting Repertoire and Planning for Success 

               Three Stages of Each Rehearsal 

               Yearly Curriculum Planning 

         Final Thoughts 


         Appendix 1: Advocacy Notes 

         Appendix 2: Marked Score Example 

         Appendix 3: Cognitive / Affective Build-a-Map

         Appendix 4: Charting for Success 

         Appendix 5: S.T.U.B.B.I.E. Warm-ups 1  

         Appendix 6: S.T.U.B.B.I.E. Warm-ups 2   

         Appendix 7: S.T.U.B.B.I.E. Chorale Exercises

         Appendix 8: Sample from The Savvy Sight Reader

         Appendix 9: Directed vs. Timed Practice 

         Appendix 10: Percussion Warm-up Tenets

         Appendix 11: Thoughts on Leadership 

         Appendix 12: Aspects of Leadership 

         Appendix 13: Buchmann-Mehta School Workshop 

         Appendix 14: Aberhart Band Camp Notes 


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