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The diaphragm and some common misconceptions
By Dave Vinning This is an excellent video that clearly shows the following: 1. The diaphragm is connected to the lowest rib coming off the sternum (there are 2 floating ribs below this point). 2. [...]

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Bill Evans on jazz and improvisation
Bill Evans discussing jazz and improvisation (classical and jazz) and the art of music. 70-462   , 400-051 exam   , 000-080 pdf   , 352-001   , SSCP   , 300-075 dumps   , [...]

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Hang with… Bud Herseth
This is a lovely video from former Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet Adolph (Bud) Herseth’s home studio. He is really kind, and has some fabulous instruments. Think of the history herein! 74-678 pdf   , [...]

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EEb Tuba + Saxophone Mouthpiece + Jim Gourlay =
During a tuba lesson between James Gourlay and my youngest brother, Andrew Barkley (seated behind Jim), Professor Hellawell (Head of Composition at Queens’ University, Belfast) suggested that Jim try the EEb tuba with a baritone [...]

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Charlie Parker interview
Bird shedded. A LOT. I hope this makes you feel as humble as it makes me feel!! WOW! A transcript from the full recording (which I do not have): Source: http://www.melmartin.com/html_pages/Interviews/bird_desmond.html C.P.= Charlie Parker P.D.= [...]

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Know your limitations
Know your limitations By Michael Barkley: http://www.michaelbarkley.com Playing a brass instrument requires an air pressure to be generated, and when we tense up and over-blow it is inevitable that we invite the valsalva manoeuvre in which we [...]

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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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Shattering a glass with the sound of a trumpet
How to shatter a glass with the sound of a trumpet. By Nick Drozdoff [...]

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