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“A practice session is like a fight.  The object is to finish as quickly as possible with the least amount of damage to yourself.” ~Charles Norris When many brass players sit down to practice music or technique of some kind, generally they are following a specific set of instructions prescribed by either the author of …

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A focused and concise trip to the gym for your face (and mind). Two important things about the title of this blog: 1 — I did NOT conceive this exercise – Vincent DiMartino did. 2– It is my belief, that the concept of the exercise is what makes it extraordinary, not the actual literal interpretation …

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Developing the Musical Upper Register Developing musical range on a brass instrument is more than just playing higher notes. Range, like most other aspects of playing, is a technique. It must be thoughtfully cultivated and developed. For me, it’s about having the ability to practice and perform musical lines in the upper register in a …

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I wrote this etude based on my favorite Max Kopprasch etude, but written over the chord progression to Django Rheinhardt’s “Montagne Sainte Genevieve” played here with an Aebersold track from his “Django” album. I’m working on soft and varied articulation in F# minor, long phrases, endurance (4pages worth), but mainly trying to make my “lead” …

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Looking for someone to help take you playing to the next level?  Can’t help you there. Do you want to make playing in the upper register simple and easy?  Not so much there either. Takes work and thought. Plus, you have to be able to do it “in traffic”, that is, in an actual live …

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