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Double Bass Basics

Double Bass Basics Photo from http://www.dafmusic.com Based on information given by bassist and orchestra teacher Mauricio Rodriguez, at a strings clinic I attended recently. The bass should be viewed as an extension of your body, it should be very natural … Continue reading

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http://www.dontfret.net/

I am unsure whether I have shared this link previously or not; if this is a redundant post I apologize. I discovered that this link was sitting in my drafts and it was easier to just re-post (on my slow … Continue reading

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Tips for vocalists and singers.

Yes, I make the distinction between vocalists and singers. A vocalist is generally one who has studied voice and has learned basics of healthy singing as well as learning a variety of repertoire. A singer is a person who likes … Continue reading

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Orchestral Strings Tips or “Bag of Tricks”

Some brief tips that I have learned in teaching orchestral strings classes. This is not a comprehensive list by any means, but it is a start. Please add your own comments and I will add them to the list. I … Continue reading

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Practice Advice from Bud Herseth

An article that was shared with me that includes some excellent practice advice from renowned trumpeter Bud Herseth. Enjoy! http://brassmusiconline.com/Articles/practise-advice-from-bud-herseth/  

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Article: “Fearlessness” – Overcoming Stage Fright

An article from Indiana University by Jeff Nelson, the hornist in the Canadian Brass (who also happens to be a pig farmer in Alberta, Canada). Check out his 10 Tips for Becoming Fearless; these can be applied to performances, meetings, … Continue reading

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Vocal Resources – Links

Vocal Resources Your Accompanist: http://www.youraccompanist.com/piano-accompaniments Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir: http://www.teachingmusic.org/tmtp_choir.cfm Florida Vocal Association http://www.fva.net http://www.fva.net/for-directors/ctr/ Useful director resources! Voice placement help will be especially useful. National Association of Teachers of Singing: http://www.nats.org/ Making Music Magazine: http://www.makingmusicmag.com/ Check their … Continue reading

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