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Brass Musician Magazine

  • Brass Musician welcomes Kate Wohlman aboard as chief editor and newest contributor!
    KATE WOHLMAN BIO  A native of the United Kingdom, Kate began performing at an early age on piano, voice, and trumpet.  After spending five years as a chorister she gained a further scholarship to study tuba at Wells Cathedral School for her high sc…
    - 20 Nov 13, 12:13pm -
  • Brass shows its mettle
    It’s time to shine a light on a group of instruments with a long, proud and loud history, collectively known as Brass.   Sinfini Music Brass Spotlight They’ve been around since the Middle Ages; today they are accessible to everyone, from a teena…
    - 23 Oct 13, 10:10am -
  • Relaunch of Iconic 1950’s Jazz Catalog, Bethlehem Records, Announced by Verse Music Group & Naxos of America

    Relaunch of Iconic 1950’s Jazz Catalog, Bethlehem Records, Announced by Verse Music Group & Naxos of America

    Classic Albums will be Restored & Remastered for CD, Digital and 10” & 12” Vinyl Release First Reissue Sets Debuts August, 27, 2013 Verse Music Group & Naxos of America are happy to announce the reissue of iconic 1950’s Jazz catalog, Bethlehe…
    - 23 Oct 13, 9:56am -
  • Jon Sass Low Brass Seminars
        Greetings to fellow low brass musicians,   Till the end of 2013 , I will be presenting two more – 3- day seminars for tuba, euphonium, trombone- bass trombone at the GEA AKADEMIE-located in Schrem, Austria . They will take place at the begi…
    - 23 Oct 13, 9:45am -
  • Tone Grafting

    Tone Grafting

    Tone Grafting by: Brad Edwards Here’s a practice trick that might be helpful.  Sometimes we get so wrapped up in playing a phrase that we lose sight of maintaining a good TONE on every note throughout the phrase.Sometimes, it helps to extract a…
    - 13 Aug 13, 10:06am -
  • Your Freelance Blueprint
    By: Michael Attaway of Providence Brass   I can remember being in college pursuing a music degree, and I was scared to death of entering the music field. Why?  I knew that orchestra jobs are competitive, and I had no idea how to support myself outs…
    - 7 Aug 13, 11:29am -
  • JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Perform First Ever Triple Trombone Concerto

    JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Perform First Ever Triple Trombone Concerto

    On November 16, 17 and 18, 2012 JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed the world premiere of Eric Ewazen’s Triple Concerto for Three Trombones and Orchestra featuring the trombone section of the BPO, Jonathan Lombardo and T…
    - 11 Dec 12, 4:30pm -
  • Andy Scott shortlisted for British Composer Award
    Andy Scott’s Spirit of Mingus has been shortlisted for a British Composer Award 2012 in the Wind Band or Brass Band category. The work beat off stiff competition from some of the UK’s leading contemporary composers to make it on to the shortlist…
    - 10 Dec 12, 2:17pm -
  • Brass Clinic: Developing a Beautiful Brass Sound
      This discussion was developed for horn students, but works well for all brass.  Sound is the first thing we notice and the last thing we remember about any performance.  Tone is the most important aspect of our playing.  Every note we play demo…
    - 10 Dec 12, 2:03pm -
  • Art and architecture inspire trumpeter / composer Erik Jekabson’s “Anti-mass”
    Anti-Mass, a chamber-jazz concept album by trumpeter/composer Erik Jekabson, features his String-tet playing music inspired by artwork from the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. The impressive list of sideman includes Dayna Stephens, tenor sax;…
    - 24 Sep 12, 11:53am -

Create Digital Music

  • newFollowing the granular theme let’s create some clouds of sounds with Nimbus AU
    Following the granular theme let's create some clouds of sounds with Nimbus AU from Luis Felipe Vieira Damiani maker of Plectrum and RunloopSoundThe post Following the granular theme let’s create some clouds of sounds with Nimbus AU appeared first…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:34pm -
  • newIf an experimental live sampler / looper / granular / FFT scrub effect is your kind of thing then check out soundfruuze
    If an experimental live sampler / looper / granular / FFT scrub effect is your kind of thing then check out soundfruuze from the maker of rrarrow and PhawuoThe post If an experimental live sampler / looper / granular / FFT scrub effect is your kind…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 4:16pm -
  • newmacOS High Sierra upgrade requires some caution

    macOS High Sierra upgrade requires some caution

    macOS High Sierra (10.13) is out today. And that means it’s time to check in on compatibility with all your gear. High Sierra is mostly about under-the-hood changes, and what Apple promises will be some forward-looking architectural improvements. T…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:19am -
  • Bebot comes to Android
    Bebot, the popular singing robot for iOS has finally arrived on Android and I'm sure it will find just as big an audience hereThe post Bebot comes to Android appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 10:12am -
  • We’re doing a new video series with Beatport to talk to artists and to you

    We’re doing a new video series with Beatport to talk to artists and to you

    Today, we’re piloting a new video program in collaboration with Beatport. The mission: explore the latest music machines and stories, live. You can obviously tune in to loads of YouTube videos and listen to people talking. But some of my favorite m…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:23am -
  • Humans can mimic machines, too; look out, AutoTune
    As machines create more-perfect vocal and instrumental performances, a funny thing is happening: humans are catching up. The normal assumption about machine learning or “cyborg” technology is, as technology improves, we’ll augment ourselves wit…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 4:15am -
  • Samplebot brings simple and immediate sample fun to your iOS device
    A Tasty Pixel who brought us Loopy, Loopy HD and Audiobus releases Samplebot for simple and immediate sample fun on your iOS deviceThe post Samplebot brings simple and immediate sample fun to your iOS device appeared first on CDM Create Digital Musi…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 1:42am -
  • IK Multimedia bring us 17 virtual synths to recreate 38 iconic synths, all in your iPad
    IK Multimedia bring us their latest app Syntronik with 17 virtual synths to recreate the iconic sounds of 38 synths, all in your iPadThe post IK Multimedia bring us 17 virtual synths to recreate 38 iconic synths, all in your iPad appeared first on C…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:23pm -
  • WerkBench 3 arrives with an amazing creative workflow
    After a wait of 3 years WerkBench version 3 has arrived with a huge set of new features and updates for your creative sampling workflowThe post WerkBench 3 arrives with an amazing creative workflow appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:02pm -
  • Today: the music scene, the future, live from Poland
    Your editor-in-chief is in Warsaw today, where I’m leading a panel with Xosar, Chagall, HRTL (also from Bastl Instruments), and Nadine from Native Instruments. You can tune in and join us live. Our segment is on at 17:15 Warsaw / central European t…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:41am -

Financial Times: Music

Music Pro News

  • New Address! MusicProNews.blogspot.com
    Dear Readers,Please note that Music Pro News will move from our current address (www.voiceanddrumnews.blogspot.com) to www.musicpronews.blogspot.comWe look forward to continuing to serve the DC theatre community!
    - 9 Apr 16, 11:45pm -
  • City of Fairfax Theatre Company -- The Music Man Auditions

    City of Fairfax Theatre Company -- The Music Man Auditions

    Fast-talking professor Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa with a grand plan: to form the finest band America has ever seen! Despite the town’s enthusiasm, straightlaced librarian Marian Paroo smells a scam. Will Professor Hill and his lively y…
    - 9 Apr 16, 8:35pm -
  • OLDE TOWNE CAROLERS - 2016 Online Auditions

    OLDE TOWNE CAROLERS - 2016 Online Auditions

    Olde Towne Carolers, the region’s foremost caroling company, is seeking talented singers for the 2016 holiday season. The caroling season runs from mid-November through the end of December. Gigs are primarily in eastern PA (Philly, Main Line, Leh…
    - 9 Apr 16, 8:31pm -
  • Maryland Lyric Opera Vocal Competition 2016

    Maryland Lyric Opera Vocal Competition 2016

    We believe that the individuality and the expressivity of the singers is the most important aspect of an operatic production. Therefore the goal of our competition is to choose the singers that best exemplify this philosophy. Once the finalists are s…
    - 5 Apr 16, 2:04pm -
  • French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE)

    French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE)

    Mid Atlantic Arts FoundationThe guidelines and online application for the next grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) program are now available.Co-administered by FACE Foundation (French-American Cultural Exchange) and Mid Atlantic A…
    - 2 Apr 16, 6:41pm -
  • McLean Community Players - "Footloose" Auditions

    McLean Community Players - "Footloose" Auditions

    Our next auditions are for Footloose April 11 & 12Who: See Character DetailsPRINCIPALS2 Women2 Teen Girls1 Man3 Teen BoysFEATURED3 Women3 Teen Boys1 ManENSEMBLESinging-dancing ensemble consisting of Townspeople and High School StudentsAuditions are l…
    - 2 Apr 16, 6:36pm -
  • Part Time Music Theory Instructor Needed

    Part Time Music Theory Instructor Needed

    Established Northern Virginia Voice Studio is seeking a part time Beginning and AP music theory and sight singing / ear training instructor. We will be offering small classes for teens or adults, and private tutoring. Some materials will be provided;…
    - 1 Apr 16, 5:46pm -
  • Music Director -- Baltimore Choral Arts Society

    Music Director -- Baltimore Choral Arts Society

    The Baltimore Choral Arts Society seeks a full-time Music Director to succeed its esteemed Music Director Tom Hall, in leading this critically-acclaimed professional chorus.Recognized as one of the nation's premier choruses, Baltimore Choral Arts per…
    - 31 Mar 16, 8:54pm -
  • Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!

    Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!

    If you've ever wanted to strut you stuff on the Corny Collins Show, today is your lucky day! NBC and Telsey + Company just announced that there will be an open call to cast HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s young leading lady. Check out the details below!Wanna Be In…
    - 29 Mar 16, 4:39pm -
  • Capitol Opera Richmond

    Capitol Opera Richmond

    Capitol Opera Richmond is looking for singers for an original Filipino opera sung in Tagalog entitled "Noli mi tangere" (or "Touch me not.") It is the only Filipino opera in Tagalog based on the story of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. "N…
    - 29 Mar 16, 4:34pm -

ReverbNation Blog

  • 5 Incredible Tiny American Venues You’ve Got To Play

    5 Incredible Tiny American Venues You’ve Got To Play

    A dream for most up-and-coming American bands is to perform at world famous venues like Red Rocks, The Fillmore, and House of Blues, but there’s thousands of incredible small venues scattered across the country that are often overlooked. If you’r…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • 5 Ways to Blend Acoustic Drums With Electronic Drums

    5 Ways to Blend Acoustic Drums With Electronic Drums

    Electronic drums have become the new standard for most popular genres of music, from hip-hop to pop to EDM. Several of the world’s biggest artists go on tour without a drummer — something unimaginable just a few decades ago. Drums are still an in…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • How to Start a Cover Band

    How to Start a Cover Band

    Cover bands can be a lucrative side gig for musicians today. Many corporate events, weddings, or private parties book them for a flat rate, i.e., no door percentage, nothing contingent on merch or drink sales, which equals more take-home pay in most…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • 5 Gorgeous Routes To Take On Your Next Tour

    5 Gorgeous Routes To Take On Your Next Tour

    We all know that touring has the potential to do some game-changing things for bands. In addition to getting a band tighter and more experienced musically, the right tour has the potential to bring industry attention and exposure to fans. But what’…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • Why Dark Music Is Popular In Hip-Hop: A Producer’s Study

    Why Dark Music Is Popular In Hip-Hop: A Producer’s Study

    With songs like Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” 21 Savage’s “X,” and The Weeknd’s “The Hills” gathering millions of streams and views across the online musical spectrum, the question eventually arises: “When did dark-sounding music becom…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • How Blogging Can Grow Your Fanbase

    How Blogging Can Grow Your Fanbase

    I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m going to tell you about a tool that is incredibly powerful in connecting with your audience, and yet completely underutilized particularly in the world of musicians. It has the power to bring forth…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • How to Create Album Artwork for Free Using Canva

    How to Create Album Artwork for Free Using Canva


    - 14 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • 3 Ways You Can Use Community Involvement To Boost Your Music Career

    3 Ways You Can Use Community Involvement To Boost Your Music Career

    If you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it a million times—there’s nothing quite like the power of community to take your career to the next level. Calling on your network in times of need is one thing, but the real power of a strong community i…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Promote It Campaign

    5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Promote It Campaign

    Online advertising is a great way to get more exposure and build your brand as an artist. At ReverbNation, we have a tool for that called Promote It. For as little as just a few dollars per day, you can promote a song, an album, a video, a show, or a…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • 6 Ways to Use Storytelling as an Artist (That Have Nothing to Do With Your Lyrics)

    6 Ways to Use Storytelling as an Artist (That Have Nothing to Do With Your Lyrics)

    Songs have told stories from the beginning of time; whole cultures passed down their traditions via melodies taught to generation after generation. But, sometimes, it pays to be a bit more straightforward when you’re a modern-day songwriter and try…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 9:00am -

Sound On The Sound

  • Timber! 2014

    Timber! 2014

    Friends! Cascadians! Lend me your ears. Today the countdown to summer begins! Fresh off of a spectacularly successful winter edition in Leavenworth aptly named Timbrrr!, the fine folks at the Timber Outdoor Music Festival are returning to Carnation t…
    - 18 Feb 14, 12:05pm -
  • “We Got the Team” – The Seattle Football Team Song

    “We Got the Team” – The Seattle Football Team Song

    Seattle Super Bowl Champion Seahawks have inspired no shortage of musical dedication in the past few years, and 12th Man repped as hard as ever on Youtube this season. Spekulation recently putting the elusive but quotable Marshawn Lynch to a beat in…
    - 10 Feb 14, 9:00am -
  • Happy 10th Anniversary Mouthfuls

    Happy 10th Anniversary Mouthfuls

    “In going over these songs to re-learn them for the ‘Mouthfuls’ shows, I was shocked with how quiet I sang them, how naive my playing was, and how slow everything sounds. These are all good things – I wish I could harness that kind of focused…
    - 8 Nov 13, 2:02pm -
  • What Music Is

    What Music Is

    From the title of this piece, you might think I’m going to tell you what music is. That was misleading. I’m so sorry. I don’t know. I’ve spent most of my life trying to figure that out. It’s something that I can’t create very well, as any…
    - 22 Oct 13, 1:20pm -
  • Tess Henley: Who Are You?

    Tess Henley: Who Are You?

    If you enjoy modern R&B or “popular” music, you do so at a price. So much of it can be seen as a bland prize in a candy machine. It’s as if people who read books about Berry Gordy ended up enjoying Regis Philbin’s act on Who Wants To Be A Mi…
    - 20 Sep 13, 2:09pm -
  • Inclusive Track Premiere: Modern Kin – “Abandon”

    Inclusive Track Premiere: Modern Kin – “Abandon”

      Modern Kin, formerly known as the dynamic alt-gospel act Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, are back with a new album, name and leaner line-up. Gone are the hints of bucolic folk, the band’s soaring harmonies now rage, ragged edges left raw and…
    - 18 Sep 13, 1:00pm -
  • Short-Sighted Thoughts: Bumbershoot 2013

    Short-Sighted Thoughts: Bumbershoot 2013

    By all accounts, whether overheard firsthand on the festival grounds or seen thirdhand (new realm of voyeurism) via your most frequented social media site, Bumbershoot predominantly seen as quite the success. Normally when I go to any music festival,…
    - 16 Sep 13, 11:00am -
  • The Album Hasn’t Changed, But I Have: Transatlanticism Ten Years Later

    The Album Hasn’t Changed, But I Have: Transatlanticism Ten Years Later

    When I downloaded Translatlanticism in 2003 I was fifteen, and I did it off Limewire, which was extremely illegal. But I was a teenager and experimenting with danger, and I didn’t have a debit card yet. I spent all of my sophomore year of high scho…
    - 30 Aug 13, 3:26pm -
  • Love Songs Don’t Have to Suck

    Love Songs Don’t Have to Suck

    Look, I get it. It’s summer and everything is burnished and everyone is making out everywhere, and that’s wonderful. Please continue to do this indefinitely. But, can we just clear something up real quick? Most love songs are just the worst. I sa…
    - 9 Jul 13, 2:59pm -
  • PREMIERE: The Flavr Blue – “Hideaway” [video]

    PREMIERE: The Flavr Blue – “Hideaway” [video]

      Seattle summer’s are a fickle beast. One day you’re swearing its time to invest in air conditioning and the next you’re digging your sweaters out of storage. (Okay, so you never got a chance to put them in storage, but you folded them real n…
    - 25 Jun 13, 12:57pm -
Dosha Pops
Dosha Pops
Dosha Pops
Dosha Pops

The Centric Music Blog

  • The Blogception

    The Blogception

    Advice. There’s an utter buggerload of it out there on the internet. Some of it wonderful, but a worrying amount of it utterly useless that never gets to any real crux of the issue and is simply masquerading as click bait for advertising revenue or…
    - 23 Oct 15, 5:05am -
  • Sentric’s advert syncs of the year 2014

    Sentric’s advert syncs of the year 2014

    By Patrick – follow me on Twitter 2014 is drawing to a close and like a survivalist counting tins of corned beef we have been checking and re-checking all the syncs we have licensed over the past twelve months. What a year it has been with an unpr…
    - 11 Dec 14, 12:43pm -
  • Ask the… studio producer/engineer/mixer.

    Ask the… studio producer/engineer/mixer.

    As part of Fund Your Future we’ve teamed up with Miloco Studios to offer one of our artists the chance to win a two day recording session so who better to give advice on the do’s and don’ts than Matt Lawrence, the Grammy Award winning producer,…
    - 9 Dec 14, 5:44am -
  • Ask the music industry; “If I was an emerging artist & I had £1,000 to spend then…”

    Ask the music industry; “If I was an emerging artist & I had £1,000 to spend then…”

    According to ABBA, money is a thing of hilarity if you are lucky enough to have plenty of it in the first place, but as the majority of artists I know are yet to have written enough über hits to fill a musical and then some on top; it appears to be…
    - 19 Nov 14, 5:30am -
  • #56 The Sentric Music Podcast November 2014

    #56 The Sentric Music Podcast November 2014

    It’s the penultimate podcast of 2014 and, unsurprisingly, we have yet more rather brilliant new music for you. It’s a tried & tested format by now so why change it, eh? If you don’t discover your new favourite song in this episode we’ll refun…
    - 3 Nov 14, 10:49am -
  • Everybody needs good neighbour(ing rights)…

    Everybody needs good neighbour(ing rights)…

    So what is PPL? (also known as ‘neighbouring rights')PPL is an income stream that is split between two parties;1) The master rights ownerSo, traditionally (oh that word in these blogs, hey?), the master rights owner is the record label,…
    - 19 Aug 14, 12:21pm -
  • #53 The Sentric Music Podcast August 2014

    #53 The Sentric Music Podcast August 2014

    The kids are off school. They need entertaining *constantly* (seriously; what's that about? Why can't they just have a nice sit down for a while?) so here's an hour of music to keep them occupied as you get some alone time with a cup of tea which has…
    - 14 Aug 14, 12:54pm -
  • #51 The Sentric Music Podcast June 2014

    #51 The Sentric Music Podcast June 2014

    June. The World Cup, Wimbledon and, as this podcast is uploaded into the world, it's only bloody sunny as well isn't it?! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE I TELL YOU!!! With all these amazing things happening you're going to need a soundtrack to go with your…
    - 18 Jun 14, 5:19am -
  • #50 The Sentric Music Podcast May 2014

    #50 The Sentric Music Podcast May 2014

    Fifty months ago a simple man with a simple idea coupled with a simple vocabulary sat down to record the debut Sentric Music podcast. It was a farcical affair back then, but after 49 more attempts we arrive here, in May 2014, with this; the 50th Sent…
    - 15 May 14, 6:39am -
  • #49 The Sentric Music Podcast April 2014

    #49 The Sentric Music Podcast April 2014

    Easter is here, you've got to entertain the kids/nieces/nephews/cousins/grandchildren and you simply can't watch any more Peppa Pig for fear of insanity. Stick them in front of SoundCloud for 57 minutes and give them an education in new music
    - 15 Apr 14, 8:21am -

The Cross-Eyed Pianist

  • Introducing Piano Bloggers

    Introducing Piano Bloggers

    A new community group on Facebook for those who blog about the piano and those who enjoy reading blogs…… A dedicated space for pianists and writers to share and encourage one another, as well as a focal point where bloggers can share all their la…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 6:18am -
  • The Cross-Eyed Pianist on Radio 3’s Music Matters

    The Cross-Eyed Pianist on Radio 3’s Music Matters

    The critic Paul Driver and music writer and teacher Frances Wilson (author of The Cross-Eyed Pianist blog) discuss the role of music criticism today, as a new biography of Ernest Newman, the most celebrated critic in early 20th-century Britain, comes…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • Meet the Artist……Melvyn Tan, pianist

    Meet the Artist……Melvyn Tan, pianist

    Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? No one. My sister 10 years my senior played the piano so I followed in her footsteps, and it sort of developed from there. I did already realise when I was quite young that m…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:45am -
  • Live lessons

    Live lessons

    Last weekend I performed at St John’s Smith Square, one of London’s premier music venues. This was part of their Music Marathon, 12 hours of continuous music making to coincide with the Open House London weekend. There was a great range of music…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:14am -
  • Hiro Takenouchi: Sterndale Bennett & Schumann

    Hiro Takenouchi: Sterndale Bennett & Schumann

    London-based Japanese pianist Hiro Takenouchi has a fascination for lesser-known and even unknown repertoire, and this is very much reflected in his latest disc, pairing of piano music by William Sterndale Bennett with Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes.…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:03am -
  • A new direction – and a call for guest posts

    A new direction – and a call for guest posts

    Autumn 2017 brings a significant change of direction for me as I embark on a two-year MSc at the Royal College of Music, studying Performance Science. The science and psychology of performance has become a growing area of interest for me, developing…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:33pm -

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