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Christmas Tunes by Jazz Kid Using the Bb Blues Scale

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Busy Day At The Office…

Monday was a busy day for Chris Morley (Bumper French Horn), Simon Cowen (Section Leader Trombone) and myself. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra had a day off but, as they say, there is no rest for the wicked! Our trio … Continue reading

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Pimp Your Trumpet !

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Zelda – Played By Martin Winter

Zelda, by Percy Code is not heard on the concert platform so often these days. This great piece was once a must in nearly all brass band programmes. All the great cornettists had their own way of interpreting and presenting … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget…

Good luck tomorrow to all trumpeters, cornetists and buglers playing at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

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Some Ideas For Honing Your Multiple Tonguing…

The Nightingale is brass band cornet solo composed by the legendary trombonist, Harold Moss. Moss was famous as a trombone soloist before the war and famous as a conductor of brass bands too. He was the conductor of the famous … Continue reading

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Kosikup!

I was having a bit of a tidy up in the trumpet room the other day. I was sifting through my mouthpiece collection (I have just over two hundred!) and I came across these three old beauties. They are very … Continue reading

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Another Favourite Interval Study…

Since I surprised myself by the interest expressed in my post about ARBAN PAGE 125, I thought I’d post another neat interval study I enjoy playing from Arban’s great cornet method. What a fantastic book this is! All the exercises … Continue reading

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The Whit Friday March Contests – 13/6/2014

Friday 13th may not strike many as a lucky day to be entering the gladitorial arena that is brass band contesting, but that was the date of this year’s Whit Friday March Contests in the beautiful West Pennine areas of … Continue reading

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Legendary New York Philharmonic Trumpeter To Retire!

WQXR Blog New York Philharmonic Trumpeter Philip Smith to Retire Tuesday, November 05, 2013 – 04:00 PM By┬áBrian Wise Enlarge Philip Smith, New York Philharmonic principal trumpet Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic’s trumpet section for 35 … Continue reading

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