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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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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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A Nifty Arpeggio Study…

This exercise is a trusty old favourite. I have seen similar in various books etc. I have also heard many professionals playing variants of this exercise as they take their trumpet out of the case and ‘pootle’ around before practice, … 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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Stamford University: Leading The Future For The Arts…

American ‘brain factory’ Stanford has an enviable record, worldwide, when it comes to innovation and technological achievement. However, Stanford is priding itself on producing well-rounded leaders so insists that all first year students of all subjects, be it economics or … Continue reading

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Beethoven and Mozart can boost pupils’ concentration!

This announcement will not come as anything particularly new to many, but provides yet more evidence to the benefits of including music as a very strong core subject in a child’s education. The research, by London University’s ‘Instutute For Education’, … Continue reading

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More On Developing Perfect/Absolute Pitch…

An interesting study published in NPR. I take issue with some of the findings and the suggested conclusions because I personally know quite a few professional, and amateur musicians, who have developed absolute/perfect pitch after the age of seven and, … Continue reading

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Stress In The Orchestra: Mood Plays A Part…

A fascinating article has appeared in science daily, on an experiment conducted in Vienna to measure stress levels within orchestras. Samples were taken from musicians at rest, in rehearsal and in performance. The results are quite surprising to me. Read … Continue reading

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If Music Makes You Sick…

I just came across the following on Norman Lebrecht’s very busy and popular ‘Slipped Disc’ arts blog. I took the trouble of translating the article, originally in German, for your benefit. Here is the news… In Germany, more and more … Continue reading

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Scientific Study Shows Tastes In Music Change Over The Course Of A Lifetime

This study from the University of Cambridge, published in the Daily Mail, shows that musical tastes do change over a lifetime. Of course, there are many young people who already like classical music at a young age… Rock of Ages: … Continue reading

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