Archive | September, 2011
Sketching (and why a first draft shouldn’t be perfect)
This isn’t a blog post about the many benefits of sketching – that’s been covered well plenty of times. This is about a particular approach to sketching that I usually employ, as do many others, [...]

Posted in Resources0 Comments

Playing changes with… Ryan Kisor
Ryan Kisor is currently playing lead trumpet for the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra (famously alongside the likes of Wynton Marsalis), but he is also a superb bop player. Have a listen! 70-410   , 1Z0-051 [...]

Posted in Performances0 Comments

Jack Stamp on Why Music Matters
Dr. Jack Stamp is Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting. Dr. [...]

Posted in People, Resources0 Comments

How To Bounce Back From Rejection or Failure
Disappointment is a part of life, and it’s a big part of being a musician. Maybe you blow an audition, or choke on a recital, or make a blatant mistake during a concert. Maybe your [...]

Posted in How to5 Comments

Playing changes with… Freddie Hubbard
Firey post-bop trumpet innovator, Freddie Hubbard has recorded with the all time great players, notably on Herbie Hancock’s famous ‘Maiden Voyage’ album… Also recording with Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Art Blakey and with his own [...]

Posted in Performances0 Comments

Support Dutch Orchestras!
http://www.soldieroforange.nl/ Here is a message from the orchestra of the Gothenburg Opera, to the government of The Netherlands, regarding the current proposed cutbacks: [...]

Posted in News0 Comments

How to fit practice into a busy day
The quandary This is a very straight forward tip but it has taken me years to grasp that it is essential if I am to keep playing to the level I want to! Like many [...]

Posted in How to1 Comment

Malcolm McNab on Efficiency
Recording legend, Malcolm McNab discusses his opinions of efficiency in playing and in the instrument. If you have not yet bought or listened to, his album Exquisite is a towering display of musicality and ability. [...]

Posted in People, Playing tips, Trumpet0 Comments

Recent articles

Brass Musician welcomes Kate Wohlman aboard as chief editor and newest contributor! Brass shows its mettle Relaunch of Iconic 1950’s Jazz Catalog, Bethlehem Records, Announced by Verse Music Group & Naxos of America Jon Sass Low Brass Seminars

Our contributors

Sponsored ads

Buy.com