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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass: New CD Release
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Get the recording here! CHICAGO— The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) world-renowned brass section is featured on Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live, the newest release by the Orchestra’s award-winning record label, CSO Resound. Works by Gabrieli, [...]

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Sketching (and why a first draft shouldn’t be perfect)
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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, [...]

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Support Dutch Orchestras!
By Guest_Post Here is a message from the orchestra of the Gothenburg Opera, to the government of The Netherlands, regarding the current proposed cutbacks: [...]

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Is it is necessary to go to a college or a university in order to learn to be an accomplished musician?
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By Bruce Chidester Many times I’m asked, “Is it is necessary to go to a college or a university in order to learn to be an accomplished musician”? I will try to explore as many [...]

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Body tension in brass playing
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By Eddie Lewis What is “Body Tension” and how does it affect brass playing? Opposing Muscle Groups Body tension is caused when opposing muscle groups are contracted simultaneously. An easy example to use to show [...]

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The tortured artist & “Art is a lie.”
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Being a response to some statements taken from interviews by notable alternative rock and pop musicians Thom Yorke (of Radiohead) and Lady Gaga, my commentary relies on a few of their words to make its [...]

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The Art of Performance: Traditions and Adaptations for the Classical Musician
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By Joe Young I often forget that simply discussing music with other musicians brings me great joy. Today I found myself discussing what makes performances successful and worthwhile in our ever-changing society and culture. The [...]

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Review: John Williams Horn Concerto (Naxos)
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By Daniel Barkley Released on 28th September 2010 by Naxos (digital format only), with Karl Pituch (horn) and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Here we have another release of a John Williams [...]

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How to be a better second chair performer
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By Bruce Chidester Many years ago I visited with a great trumpet player at North Texas State. His name was Larry Ford. Larry, unfortunately passed away at a very early age and we who knew [...]

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Apophenia: Wind band music by Peter Meechan
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Apophenia is the first volume of Peter Meechan’s music for wind band, and is performed by the award winning Kew Wind Orchestra, conducted by Spencer Down. The high energy title track is given a stunning [...]

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