Monthly Archives: May 2014

An Interview With Ethan Bensdorf…

The current ‘new’ generation of classical trumpeters out there is very strong globally. These young guys are competing internationally with the very best out there. Their overall game is more complete than ever. Of course, it is easier than ever … Continue reading

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RLPO In Perth!

On Sunday 25th May the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra made it’s first appearance at the Perth (Scotland) Festival of the Arts. Perth’s state of the art concert hall is one of the newest major concert halls in the UK. It … Continue reading

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At Last; The Trumpet For Those Who Struggle With Soft Playing!

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Citrus!

The latest additions to my ‘Urban Farm’ are these beautiful citrus trees. The first is Citrus Jimbhiri Shaub Rough Lemon This rare named variety of wild lemon is extremely vigorous and productive and whilst often used as a rootstock, produces wonderful round … Continue reading

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Two ‘Chop Looseners (!)’ For Trumpet And Brass Players…

Sometimes an exercise is necessary after the tea or lunch break to get the lips vibrating quickly again. These are as good as any: I have heard the following two exercises played by many, many players. Exercise One – The … Continue reading

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The World Cup Is Nearly Upon Us…

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Bringing The House Down! – RLPO

Yesterday evening saw the long awaited closure of our beloved Liverpool Philharmonic Hall for much needed major refurbishment. The builders move in today and the demolition work etc. will now begin in earnest. The concert programme could not have been … Continue reading

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Markus Stockhausen – Great Player!

I know I’ve sent this around before, but I think it is great!

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Pianists: Mind You Don’t Cut Your Fingers When You Make This!

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Walk A Mile In These!!!

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