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Look Kids, Parliament Flexadelic

Played a very funky gig Saturday…. and during the sound check, the bass player was laying down the groove to Parliament’s “Do That Stuff.”  As the saying goes, when you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail and when you’re…

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“TASTEE SLOTS”

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…

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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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