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Bringing in a Brass Chamber Ensemble
Whether you play in a brass trio, quartet, quintet or sextet, an important technique for a group leader to master is the cue that brings the ensemble in at the beginning of a performance. This multimedia article teaches a method that the Empire Brass has used for over three decades and has taught to hundreds of other brass ensembles.
Because of the online video demonstrations throughout this article, it is best view using a high speed connection. The video clips are in Flash format. If your Flash plug-in is outdated or not installed yet, you may be prompted to download the most recent version. Due to Microsoft’s update of Internet Explorer in April 2006, you may have to click on the video once to “activate” it and then click on it again to begin playback.
The elegant and imaginative shaping of a musical phrase requires the use of many techniques. This article describes these techniques and how they may be applied to create a more rounded performance. An even broader understanding of when to apply the techniques described here can be gained by first reading its companion essay, Intelligent Design.
Gate Checking Your Large Musical Instrument (or Case)
If your instrument or the case you’re using (i.e., double, triple or quad-case) is too large to be considered a carry-on item, you have two choices when you fly in the United States: check your instrument as baggage or buy a seat for it. If you fly often, purchasing an extra seat on every flight may not be practical. So how do you minimize the risk to your instrument when you have to check it? Try gate-checking it.
Playing what is written on the page is good. It is also the least that is expected. Capitalizing on the more hidden expressions in music requires that a performer first be able to find them. The search for such moments often requires more than instinct but open-mindedness and objectivity as well. This article examines the things to look for when mining a of piece music for hidden expressive opportunities.
The seating configuration of any wind ensemble does not have to be fixed. In fact, moving instruments around for certain pieces may make more sense both practically and musically than one may think. Presented here is a perspective on seating configuration for bands and wind ensembles as well as a discussion of its many benefits.