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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

  • newWhat you can learn from Belief Defect’s modular-PC live rig

    What you can learn from Belief Defect’s modular-PC live rig

    Belief Defect’s dark, grungy, distorted sounds come from hardware modulars in tandem with Reaktor and Maschine. Here’s how the Raster artists make it work. Belief Defect is a duo from two known techno artists, minus their usual identities, with a…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 11:42am -
  • $30 programmable, open Arduino ArduTouch synth is here
    It's $30. It can teach you how to code - or it can just be a fun, open synth. The ArduTouch by Mitch Altman is now shipping.The post $30 programmable, open Arduino ArduTouch synth is here appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 4:07pm -
  • Cubasis 2.3 brings new Waves plugin, AU automation and so much more in this huge update
    Cubasis 2.3 brings 3 new Waves plugins, AudioTrack Channel Strip, L1 Ultramaximizer, and Q10 Equalizer, plus AU automation and so much moreThe post Cubasis 2.3 brings new Waves plugin, AU automation and so much more in this huge update appeared firs…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:35pm -
  • Gibson just killed Cakewalk, because Philips?!

    Gibson just killed Cakewalk, because Philips?!

    Gibson, the company known for legendary guitars and killing your favorite DAW in the 90s … now gets the chance to remind the pro audio crowd of the latter. Gibson is discontinuing all development of Cakewalk products, which would include the SONAR…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:06pm -
  • Virtual reality set to totally transform DJing, and Japan explains
    What would make DJing with vinyl better? Why, DJing with vinyl as a disembodied invisible person in virtual reality with virtual vinyl on virtual decks! At this point, you’ve probably got many questions, like “what?” and “why?” Okay, mostly…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:30pm -
  • Black Friday means some seriously good discounts on excellent apps
    There's more and more bargains arriving in the world or iOS music apps, so check back regularly to see what's new and grab a bargainThe post Black Friday means some seriously good discounts on excellent apps appeared first on CDM Create Digital Musi…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 4:30pm -
  • Novation now let you Launchpad with just a browser

    Novation now let you Launchpad with just a browser

    Novation’s new Web interface means you can play with their Launchpad grid with just a browser, or just browser plus hardware. We talk a lot about making music more accessible through technology, but the truth is the reason we’re having this conve…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:58pm -
  • StepPolyArp – Midi Arpeggiator 3 lands and brings a big batch of updates and tweaks
    StepPolyArp - Midi Arpeggiator version 3 lands and brings a big batch of updates and tweaks for this real-time Midi arpeggiatorThe post StepPolyArp – Midi Arpeggiator 3 lands and brings a big batch of updates and tweaks appeared first on CDM Creat…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 12:44pm -
  • K Machine’s latest update is just huge
    K Machine's latest update is just huge and packed full of new features and updates to this innovative and unique audio visual creation appThe post K Machine’s latest update is just huge appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 12:14pm -
  • apeFilter 2.3 brings a new AB MIDI port and more
    apeFilter is a sophisticated equaliser with DSP is based on the Biquad / Cascade filters. Version 2.3 brings a new AB MIDI port and lots of updates tooThe post apeFilter 2.3 brings a new AB MIDI port and more appeared first on CDM Create Digital Mu…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 9:41am -

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

  • newHow Being Impulsive Could Hurt Your Band

    How Being Impulsive Could Hurt Your Band

    Since impulsivity and music often go hand in hand, it can be tempting to make quick, on-the-spot decisions when it comes to how you make, perform, record, and promote your music. Feeling comfortable and confident with the way you make decisions is pr…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Think Your City’s Music Scene Is Bad? Maybe You’re The Problem

    Think Your City’s Music Scene Is Bad? Maybe You’re The Problem

    In my decade of experience playing music around the country, I’ve noticed a strange similarity in many of the musicians I’ve encountered. Lots of active musicians I’ve met firmly believe their music scene is bad or that it used to be good and h…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • How To Book Your First National Tour In Ten Steps

    How To Book Your First National Tour In Ten Steps

    A certain new and exciting credibility is lended to bands when they transition from playing locally to performing at venues around the country. If you’re new to playing music, you might think that touring is an experience filled with non-stop fun,…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • 6 Million Spotify Streams & Counting: Meet Jerry Williams

    6 Million Spotify Streams & Counting: Meet Jerry Williams

    British indie pop, singer/songwriter, Jerry Williams, draws inspiration from her life and the lives of others around her. At just 21 years old, Jerry has racked up over 6 million streams on Spotify and has been supported from the likes of Radio 1’s…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Why Money Shouldn’t Be Your Only Motivation For Making Music

    Why Money Shouldn’t Be Your Only Motivation For Making Music

    In cities like LA, New York and London, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a musician intent on finding fame and fortune through making music. Despite existing in an oversaturated industry built on its workforce making less and less money, the…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • How To Write The Perfect Email Pitch

    How To Write The Perfect Email Pitch

    When you’re running a DIY PR campaign, there are a few crucial components that you have to get right: relationship building, strong content, timing, and impeccable email etiquette. It’s that last one that tends to trip people up right as they fee…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • 4 Methods To Quickly Make A Great Beat From Scratch

    4 Methods To Quickly Make A Great Beat From Scratch

    When a producer sits down, opens up their DAW of choice, turns on their speakers or plugs in their headphones with a blank canvas, the possibilities are endless. With that limitless ability to experiment also comes the ability to feel stuck. Have you…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • How to Promote Your Band on a Tight Budget

    How to Promote Your Band on a Tight Budget

    By Ged Richardson, Founder of Zing Instruments, runs us through five tips on how to promote your band on a tight budget. Promoting a band is hard enough when you have the backing of a label. But when you’re just starting out, like many of us are, a…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Pros and Cons of Having a Blog Debut Your Single

    Pros and Cons of Having a Blog Debut Your Single

    Having a blog express interest in your music can be exciting and affirming for a band. Love it or hate it, tastemakers in the blogosphere are largely responsible for determining what kind of music the world listens to these days. Even passing mention…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • 5 Steps To Get Everyone Talking About Your Band

    5 Steps To Get Everyone Talking About Your Band

    Odds are if you’re an emerging band, you could do with a little more buzz. Not because your music isn’t great (because it probably is) but because you haven’t fully invested in the marketing and creation of your brand. I know those can sound li…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Nov 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 -
Recipe Test Nest
Recipe Test Nest
Recipe Test Nest
Recipe Test Nest

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

  • newDavid Braid – Songs, Solos & Duos

    David Braid – Songs, Solos & Duos

    I would say to a young composer – be a rebel! Write something in D major, annoy your professor, but make it so damned interesting and beautiful that he/she has nothing to say; that is the real challenge for us now. – David Braid, composer Welsh-b…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 9:56am -
  • A compelling psycho-thriller: Marnie at ENO

    A compelling psycho-thriller: Marnie at ENO

    I reviewed the world premiere of ‘Marnie’ at ENO for my sister site ArtMuseLondon. Read the full review here: ‘Marnie’ at English National OperaFiled under: Performance review
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Jubal launches classical music listings App

    Jubal launches classical music listings App

    Jubal has launched an App that enables its users to access details of classical music concerts involving specific artists, venues, music genres, and various event categories. Named after the first musician recorded in Western culture, Jubal has been…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:10am -
  • Sibelius Piano Works, Volume 2

    Sibelius Piano Works, Volume 2

    I have British pianist Joseph Tong to thank for introducing me to the wonderful piano music of Jean Sibelius: Joseph played a selection of miniatures, ‘The Trees’, at a concert for my local musical society, which revealed the variety and expressi…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • New York – Paris: Christina McMaster at Wimbledon International Music Festival

    New York – Paris: Christina McMaster at Wimbledon International Music Festival

    Meredith Monk Ellis Island Phillip Glass – Études Nos 9 and 2 Debussy – Études Book 1 Christina McMaster, piano My second trip to Wimbledon International Music Festival proved as rewarding and enjoyable as the first. As part of the Festival’s…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:23pm -
  • Meet the Artists – Worbey & Farrell, piano duo

    Meet the Artists – Worbey & Farrell, piano duo

    Worbey & Farrell are Steven Worbey and Kevin Farrell…. Who or what inspired you to take up piano, and pursue a career in music? We’d both say it was really a natural ‘calling’. We’re both from musical families and had a piano in the house.…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:00am -

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