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TITLE: Improving Brass Tone Production

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DATE: December 10, 2018

Curated from the Smartmusic Music Educator Blog, by Chip Crotts As the school year is now in full swing, let’s turn our thoughts to brass tone production. No doubt, your students are all playing a lot right now and are probably working the muscles more than ever before. Likewise, we may also be teaching a new crop of young brass […]

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TITLE: Choosing the Right Mouthpiece

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DATE: December 5, 2018

Curated from “The Hub,” a Yamaha Music Education Blog – by Matt Kerns I worked in a music store for many years, and one of the most common requests we’d get from customers was help with picking a new mouthpiece. The conversation would often start something like this: “I need a new mouthpiece” “Ok, do you already have some idea […]

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TITLE: Great Trumpet Teaching Concepts from Al Vizzutti

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DATE: November 30, 2018

Curated from posted YouTube videos – Featuring amazing trumpet artist and clinician Al Vizzutti –  Can there be any more varied teaching concepts on a subject than how to play the trumpet well?  Watch and listen as fantastic trumpet player Al Vizzutti discusses and demonstrates no-nonsense facts about how to successfully teach trumpet to your students.  Convenient!  You don’t have […]

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TITLE: International Drum Rudiments

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DATE: November 13, 2018

An important,  free resource curated from PAS.org – complete with individual audio recordings of the 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments.  Download the free PDF copy or read the notated rudiments below.  The list consists of the traditional 26 rudiments along with a number of drum corps, orchestral, European, and contemporary drum rudiments. This listing was an outgrowth of […]

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TITLE: Brass Tone Quality: No Instruments Required

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DATE: November 10, 2018

Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Brad Hughes –  What is the most revered individual musical quality? Overwhelmingly, the answer is sound, or tone quality. Just like our voice, our tone defines us. It does not matter how high you can play, how fast you can tongue, or how many excerpts you know – if you sound […]

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TITLE: Creating Brass at Conn-Selmer

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DATE: November 9, 2018

Curated from Conn-Selmer –  For musicians, students, and teachers – a fantastic, quick peak into the process of making great brass instruments at their legendary factory.  When you think of manufacturing in Northeast Ohio, steel and rubber probably come to mind. For over a century, though, another kind of metal work has been taking here that’s brought enjoyment to millions […]

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