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Amazing! How A Wooden Trumpet Is Made…

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“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” -George Bernard Shaw

A fascinating study in how to practice was published by Dr. Noa Kageyama. I have ‘nicked’ it and reproduced it in full here. I hope he doesn’t mind! 8 Things Top Practicers Do Differently By Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. | Mar … Continue reading

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Ever Wondered How To Date Your Vincent Bach Mouthpiece?

My great friend, trumpeter Aneel Soomary, has sent me the following link for ‘trumpet junkies’! Both Aneel and I are having some work done on mouthpieces in Japan, by world famous mouthpiece guru Toshiaki Kameyama. I will be taking a … Continue reading

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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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Ah… That’s How It’s Done!

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Psychotherapist Dr Gerald Stein Advises On Stage Fright & Performance Anxiety

There is a great site for advice on overcoming issues with performance anxiety etc. Chicago Psychotherapist, Dr. Stein, is a well known expert in this field and posts readily for the benefit of others.To read more, click on the link … Continue reading

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The Musician ‘Whitey’ Responds On Being Asked To Work For Free…

  What To Say If You’re Asked To Work For Free! Do You Work For Free? London Olympics Policy Not To Pay Professional Musicians!

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Waving Not Drowning – A Conducting Manual – Hilarious!

After the recent posting on here, of the interview conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen gave to BBC News, I thought I would post a plug for a very interesting book co-written by an old friend of mine, Lev Parikian. Lev is the … Continue reading

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More Sound Advice To Maximising Your Training At Music College…

WRITTEN BY Michael D’Angelo Musician • Tech Geek • Lecturer in Jazz Studies at @UNCWilmington “BARELY BREATHING” BY BRETT WILLIAM DIETZ Advice to a College Music Student I started teaching at the University of North Carolina Wilmington right after finishing my … Continue reading

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Esa-Pekka Salonen on Becoming a Good Conductor…

Here are a few tips from the top on becoming a good conductor. Esa – Pekka Salonen reveals all to BBC News… Esa-Pekka Salonen: 10 tips to becoming a conductor By Alison Feeney-HartBBC News Esa-Pekka Salonen is the principal conductor … Continue reading

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