February 26, 2016

 

 

 

 

It might be simple, but simple things aren’t always easy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All through middle school, high school, and college, my teachers would tell me, “Hear it before you play it.” Simple enough, right? To play the right note or play with good tone, “I only had to hear it...

February 19, 2016

As musicians we are constantly judging and evaluating our progress based on a variety of benchmarks. Whether we are learning a new solo, increasing our range, or trying to speed up our triple tonguing, we often lose sight of the most important and fundamental issue….ou...

February 15, 2016

#MotivationMonday is where we share awesome musicians doing crazy awesome things in the hopes of motivating us all to work just a little bit harder each week. 

This week's #MM features the Corey Band, "officially the world's number one brass band," a rank it has ma...

February 12, 2016

Do you think about music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year? Good for you. Awesome. If you love music, or any craft for that matter, it is awesome to know you’ll never get bored of your job.

 

However, what else do you like? What’s going to make you fit in wi...

February 10, 2016

 

1. Please introduce yourself. Tell us who you are and what it is that you do.

 

Hi, My name is Martin Hackleman. I am presently the Horn Professor here in Kansas City at the UMKC Conservatory.

 

2. What is your favorite thing about playing the horn?

 

My favorite thing abou...

February 8, 2016

#MotivationMonday is where we share awesome musicians doing crazy awesome things in the hopes of motivating us all to work just a little bit harder each week. 

This week's #MM is inspired by one of our guest artists, internationally renown horn player Marty Hacklem...

February 5, 2016

Today, I’m going to be talking to you about a very special and often misunderstood corner of brass pedagogy.  Yes, I’m talking about the brass method of Carmine Caruso.  The supposed “high-note” or “chops” method.  In this article I will explain the philosophy behind t...

February 3, 2016

 

1. Please introduce yourself. Tell us who you are and what it is that you do.

 

My name is Greg Spiridopoulos; I’m the Principal Trombonist of the Albany Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic and Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra, as well as a member of the Empire Brass Qui...

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