Archive | November, 2010
Cancion para Cas – by Ben van Dijk
By Ben Van Dijk – Bass Trombone The final piece of my new cd “Never Alone” — Ben van Dijk & friends” , “Cancion para Cas”, is composed by myself and has a special meaning. [...]

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James Gourlay: http://web.mac.com/jamesgourlay1956/ This video, if it is unclear, is demonstrating the falling 5ths in the low register of the tuba without the use of the 4th valve (which drops the pitch by a fourth). [...]

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Maurice Murphy – an anecdote by Terry Johns
On the 28th of October 2010, the brass playing world lost a legend: Maurice Murphy – former principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra (1977 – 2007) and principal/lead trumpet in many blockbuster films, such [...]

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Trumpet Power Play
Joachim Kunze has written a new book called “Trumpet Power Play”. Joachim is from Germany. Here is his bio, translated into English: Joachim Kunze (*1966) trumpet, flugelhorn, didgeridoo, composer At the age of seven everything [...]

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Am I Biased?
There is no slow way to answer this question as it is very simple; I am biased. Everyone is biased. However, the reasons and circumstances that bias us are worth investigating further. I cannot pretend [...]

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Breathing and the Valsalva Maneuver Part 2
Yesterday’s article about breathing and the Valsalva Maneuver by Brad Howland was written in 1999. Here is his update from 2008: The Valsalva Maneuver is an automated response by the body to certain stimuli. The [...]

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Breathing and the Valsalva Maneuver Part 1
By Brad Howland It is possible to play trombone well without any knowledge of the breathing process. Efficient, relaxed breathing is best done without thinking about it too much, and the best teachers are those [...]

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