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PLAY SOMETHING PRETTY

SUMMER PRACTICE RESOLUTIONS, BITTER REGRET, AND VERMOUTH Each year at this time, teachers and students alike begin to post and share ambitious and exhaustive summer practice regimens. Although they are meant to inspire, these “best laid plans” tend to take…

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“Kitchen Sink” Articulation, Chromatic, Chord, Flex, and Scale Study

Sometimes, one gets bored.  Just keep your fingers and lips away from the garbage disposal. Download SB Kitchen Sink Study 1 (18) Double

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Doc’s Corners: 8th Wonder of the World

At 91 years old, Doc Severinsen displays a control, power and musical energy that are simply beyond comprehension for most players.  Here is some video I took from the I.T.G. Cancer Blows rehearsal in San Antonio last year.  There is…

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“Name that Slur, Win a Free Book” Contest Winner Announced!!

Results are in for the “Name that Slur, Win a Free Book” contest- Congratulations to the winners. Final results: Grand Champion(s): Tim Fogarty “I Plead the (Descending) 5th” 11 like (+2 pts from the house because my wife laughed out loud at your…

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Anxiety Fueled Achievement.

It may sound kind of funny, but it’s also kind of true. I’d like to say that I’m an early riser because of my radiant and hopeful disposition towards a day promising the glory of art for art’s sake, the…

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“Bottoms Down”

Good morning – here is a fun and exhausting set of exercises designed for flow, connection between lower and mid registers, and ease of production. Click Link Below to Download Complete Study Chord Study 4 (Bottoms Down_19) To Purchase “Progressive…

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Don’t Look Down – It’s “Your Sound”

The Romance of Nature at a Distance Find a beautiful view in a natural setting, whether it be the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona during the magic hour just before sunset or a more modest, though perhaps equally awe inspiring…

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