Category Archives: The Brass Section

Life & Times of ‘our’ end of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra plus general information about the brass world in general.

The Acrobat Challenge

Young trombone virtuoso, Stephen Sykes, is fighting for his life from a rare form of cancer. To help Stephen get treatment, trombonists and brass players from all over the world have been taking The Acrobat Challenge. This is my contribution… … Continue reading

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Sound Advice From Wynton Marsalis On Attitude To Practice…

Wynton’s Twelve Ways to Practice As a boy growing up in New Orleans, I remember my father, Ellis, a pianist, and his friends talking about “sheddin’.” When they got together, theyʼd say, “Man, you need to go shed,” or “I’ve … Continue reading

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The Diaphragm – A Short Film

A fascinating film posted by The Surgery, on Facebook. It shows the diaphragm functioning. Very interesting for those interested in pulmonary function etc.

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Original Edition First Page…

It is interesting to note that this famous tome appears to have been written for military use.

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Canadian Brass Play ‘Strobe’ By Deadmau5

The boys from the legendary Canadian Brass sent me this today… “Strobe” by Deadmau5, arranged for Canadian Brass by Chris Coletti, trumpet Recorded at the York School in May, 2013, released in Jan, 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150 Anniversary. … Continue reading

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Mick Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony OrchestraWarms Up in La Scala.

What a fabulous photo! The legendary Mick Mulcahy of the CSO warms up in La Scala, Milan, on the latest leg of the Chicago’s 2017 European tour. Click here to visit Mick’s website and find out more about one of … Continue reading

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Tuba Humour…

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French Horn Humour…

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Practice Humour…

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Ha ha…

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