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More Brass Wisdom From A Master

The legendary Adolph “Bud” Herseth, Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony (for fifty-two years), advocated to his students that their practice regimen include equal amounts of rest to match the length of the planned rehearsal. This practice resulted in the student measuring what actually took place, as opposed to “how long”was spent in the practice room.

This also resulted in more success, with less muscular fatigue. This process was used by Herseth for many years himself. He coupled this procedure with his concept of practicing as diligently as though he was performing Mahler in Symphony Hall. His mind-over matter approach served him well over his long and very successful career, as the premier symphonic trumpeter of his time.

 

6 Essential Tips for being a Better French Horn Player

The basis of being a good french horn player is good technique, so make sure you have the following points in mind the next time you’re practicing:
1) Control your breath, the french horn is a wind instrument, that means that your whole respiratory system, from your lungs to your nose and mouth, must work synchronized with it. Not only do you need to supply the instrument with a steady flow of air, remember, you also must save some for yourself. Make sure that when you blow the intrument, you keep a steady flow of air. Don’t just “spit the air”, but rather push it without variating the speed or force of the exhalation.
2) Keep your mouth open, imagine you have your mouth full of food, and try to make as most space inside your mouth as you possibly can. This will help you create a better resonance when you blow the instrument.

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Trumpet tips

The trumpet is a beautiful instrument that produces a beautiful sound. It is versatile and can be played in many types of bands, including orchestras, pop groups and big bands.

There are three main types of trumpets these are beginner, intermediate and professional trumpets. They are all different from each other and all are as they coincide skill level. It makes no sense for a starter to buy professional trumpet because first its high price and the second a beginner will still sound like beginner no matter how good is your trumpet. So the best choice is to buy intermediate trumpets because it sounds better than beginner and the price difference is not much. Professional trumpets are the best, but only if you play professionally or you have years of experience.

Here are Trumpet tips to help get the best trumpet

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The Trumpet Through The Ages

The trumpet is more than a musical instrument. It is in fact part of world history. For thousands of years, it has played part in almost all major civilizations. It is believed that the trumpet was used as a signaling device in Ancient Egypt, Greece and the Far East. Read more »

Factors to Consider When Learning About Brass Instruments

Learning how to play brass instruments can be quite challenging. This is especially the case if you are doing it for the first time. However, with the right tips and mentorship, the process of learning these interesting musical instrument can be quite fulfilling. Let us have a look at some of the factors to consider when learning how to play brass instruments.

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