Michael Barkley
Michael Barkley
I'm an an enthusiast trumpeter, composer, arranger and multi-instrument tutor (low brass though trumpets, guitars), keenly studying the jazz idiom.

I'm involved in several forms of luthiery; custom mouthpieces, guitars, basses and snare drums, as well as guitar repairs.
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Critical Listening Part 1: Hearing vs. Listening
By Michael Barkley
I began this article with several topics and sub-categories that I wanted to address, but after writing some and seeing how expansive the topics that I wanted to cover were, I have decided to make [...]

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The young student
By Michael Barkley
There are several perspectives regarding the young student, and I will aim to address all of them. Indeed much of this information is applicable to most students, young, old, experienced and inexperienced, but my main [...]

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Tone
By Michael Barkley
By Michael Barkley: www.michaelbarkley.com Tone This is another area which I have touched upon in the previous posts. In this entry I hope to offer exercises, mental approaches and physical conditions which enable the production [...]

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Your voice and brass playing
By Michael Barkley
By Michael Barkley:  www.michaelbarkley.com Your Voice While the question of your voice is almost inextricably linked with your identity I will focus mainly on the aspects of playing, sound, gigging and leave the issue of personal [...]

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Vision, Artistry and Music
By Michael Barkley
I have recently been thinking about deeper meanings in music; how abstract playing an instrument is to making meaningful music. Alliteration aside… Glenn Gould’s beautiful performance of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations spurred my mind into [...]

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