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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

  • newUniversal Audio just made their interfaces into a live vocoder, more

    Universal Audio just made their interfaces into a live vocoder, more

    Why would you want near-zero latency on an effect? Well, maybe you want to run something like a vocoder – and that means the latest addition to Universal Audio’s offerings is a big deal. Universal Audio continues churning out software updates wit…
    - 21 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 2:47pm -
  • Deal: get 8 engines, 19 expansions, with Output’s music software sale

    Deal: get 8 engines, 19 expansions, with Output’s music software sale

    Promoted: Using just one Output product can feel like you’ve got access to someone else’s studio, hard drive, and sound tricks. How about getting all of them? Output’s bundle is on a special say for November only. [Partner post] From now throug…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 5:04pm -
  • In gorgeous ETHER, a handmade micro lens brings cymatics closer

    In gorgeous ETHER, a handmade micro lens brings cymatics closer

    Sound is physical, but we don’t often get to see that physicality. In this gorgeous video for Thomas Vaquié, directed by Nico Neefs, those worlds of vibrations explode across your screen. It’s the latest release from ANTIVJ, and it’s spellbind…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 3:49pm -
  • Noir is part bass, part drum synth – a must-have iOS drum machine

    Noir is part bass, part drum synth – a must-have iOS drum machine

    Dark, crunchy, synthetic sounds, grooves that morph somewhere in the shadows between bass line and percussion pattern – Ruismaker Noir is exactly the sort of drum machine you’d want with you at all times. And as it’s an iOS app, you can take it…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 2:58pm -
  • Conversations and an overflow of music, streaming from Ableton Loop
    Don’t have a ticket to Ableton’s Loop “summit for music makers” in Los Angeles? There’s an overabundance of music and conversation from the gathered artists streaming, much of it live, available now. For starters, your chance to get involve…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 4:43pm -
  • Eerie, amazing sounds from tape loops, patches – like whales in space

    Eerie, amazing sounds from tape loops, patches – like whales in space

    Fahmi Mursyid from Indonesia has been creating oceans of wondrously sculpted sounds on netlabels for the past years. Be sure to watch these magical constructions on nothing but Walkman tape loops with effects pedals and VCV Rack patches – immense s…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 11:41am -
  • Ableton Live Looping gets its own custom controller

    Ableton Live Looping gets its own custom controller

    A crowd-funded custom controller has just arrived on the scene, designed to assist live triggering and looping in Ableton Live. And there’s already a free download for Max for Live to get you started, even without the hardware. Hardware like Ableto…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 6:45pm -
  • The new Maschine Mikro is tiny – but now its workflows scale
    Native Instruments this fall unveiled a bunch of low cost alternatives to its flagship producer products – and the one that perhaps attracted the most attention is Maschine Mikro. Can you fit more into a small package? If you’re really into Masch…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 2:51pm -
  • Ecco the Dolphin playthrough with Drexciya music is today’s perfect trip

    Ecco the Dolphin playthrough with Drexciya music is today’s perfect trip

    I don’t know about you, but the next time I need to cool down, trip out, and feel good about the universe, I will turn to this epic playthrough of Ecco the Dolphin with soundtrack by Detroit’s Drexciya. Humans made this. We can follow those human…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 11:39am -
  • Underwater electronic futurism, in the words of James Stinson (Drexciya)

    Underwater electronic futurism, in the words of James Stinson (Drexciya)

    At the turn of the 21st century, one Detroit duo was way ahead. Almost two decades later, the world is revisiting Drexciya and their imagined underwater future – the time is right, and the deepest insights come from James Stinson speaking in his ow…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 2:28pm -

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

  • How To Get The Most Out Of Streaming Analytic Tools

    How To Get The Most Out Of Streaming Analytic Tools

    There’s plenty of doom and gloom when it comes to songwriters struggling in today’s rapidly evolving music industry, but it’s not all bad news. One especially bright spot is the free analytic tools many streaming platforms are now giving to art…
    - 72 days ago, 4 Sep 18, 9:00am -
  • Why Live Shows Are More Important Than Ever

    Why Live Shows Are More Important Than Ever

    Much of what goes on in the music industry now happens over computer and smartphone screens. From bands submitting their music to blogs and playlists to listeners streaming songs, like many other aspects of modern life, music is now mostly being hear…
    - 77 days ago, 30 Aug 18, 9:00am -
  • How Musicians Can Come Together To Create Momentum For Their Music

    How Musicians Can Come Together To Create Momentum For Their Music

    There’s no doubt that today’s music industry is fiercely competitive. Because an insane amount of new music comes out each and every day, it makes sense that musicians often adopt a winner-takes-all mentality when it comes to promoting and advoca…
    - 79 days ago, 28 Aug 18, 8:00am -
  • 3 Ways Travel Can Transform Your Career

    3 Ways Travel Can Transform Your Career

    Most of us don’t need to be convinced of the perks of travel. But have you ever thought about the lasting impact it can have on your music career? Think about it—new places, new faces, new opportunities, new connections—it’s ripe with prospec…
    - 84 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 9:00am -
  • 5 Steps To Writing Better Lyrics

    5 Steps To Writing Better Lyrics

    Writing good lyrics is a difficult craft to master, and with every generation of brilliant lyricists, it seems to become harder to follow in the footsteps of the greats. But every great lyricist started somewhere – and becoming a good lyricist, lik…
    - 85 days ago, 22 Aug 18, 9:00am -
  • The Single Vs Album Dilemma

    The Single Vs Album Dilemma

    The idea of a band focusing their energy on writing and releasing singles instead of an EP or album wasn’t taken seriously a decade ago, but it’s now a strategy that countless artists are adopting. But while pumping out single after single has it…
    - 86 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 9:00am -
  • Music Law 101: Copyright Infringement And Fair Use

    Music Law 101: Copyright Infringement And Fair Use

    As we have previously discussed, the owner of the copyright in a work has certain exclusive rights in that work. Anyone who violates the exclusive rights of the copyright owner is an infringer of that copyright. To establish copyright infringement, y…
    - 91 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 9:00am -
  • What To Post On Social Media As A Musician

    What To Post On Social Media As A Musician

    Though bands have had the ability to share anything and everything with their fans in real time for years now, many of them still haven’t figured out what’s worth posting and what should be held back. Some bands adopt a philosophy of complete ope…
    - 92 days ago, 15 Aug 18, 9:00am -
  • Why Curiosity Is A Vital Trait In Songwriting And Life

    Why Curiosity Is A Vital Trait In Songwriting And Life

    When you first learned how to play an instrument, curiosity was unavoidable. Since you didn’t know what you were doing, you had questions that could only be answered with experimentation, trial and error, and failure. You set out to answer those qu…
    - 93 days ago, 14 Aug 18, 9:00am -
  • Balancing Music And The Business: Meet Yardij

    Balancing Music And The Business: Meet Yardij

    Yardij at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY South Florida alt-rock band, Yardij recently caught the attention of the promoters at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY where they were selected to play through one of our opportunities. We spoke to…
    - 97 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 9:00am -

Sound On The Sound

  • Music of Seattle

    Music of Seattle

    Seattle is the biggest city in Washington where music has a rich history with different genes. Over the years, Seattle music has played a major role in developing the history of Washington’s music as well with genres such as grunge is hugely popula…
    - 27 Mar 15, 1:48am -
  • Love Songs Don’t Have to Suck

    Love Songs Don’t Have to Suck

    When it comes to enjoying love songs, many seem to have wondered how in the world someone writes about this weird feeling. On the other hand, some people just pick the beat right away and get emotionally attached to the song. Well, both of these stat…
    - 24 Aug 13, 9:29am -
  • North of Northwest: Japandroids – Celebration Rock

    North of Northwest: Japandroids – Celebration Rock

    We all know how famous Japandroids are and there is not much to say about them as the band has delivered some of the best songs in recent years. They are Canadian band from Vancouver, British Columbia whose focus is on rock genre. Established in 2006…
    - 15 Jun 12, 3:23am -
  • The Music of Iceland

    The Music of Iceland

    Don’t Believe In The Greater Good?  Well, it’s high time you start. If it wasn’t for seemingly endless dark Icelandic winters with only 5 hours between sunrise and sunset the one would never experience one of the most inspiring musical scenes…
    - 3 Dec 11, 1:39am -
  • Best Road Trip Songs to Fuel Up Your Mood

    Best Road Trip Songs to Fuel Up Your Mood

    Hitting the highway this summer? No road trip is complete without those killer songs that get everyone in the adventurous mood. This selection is the perfect playlist for your next adventure. 1. “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads The best part of…
    - 27 Oct 11, 3:38am -
  • Benefit Show this Saturday with Grand Hallway and The Maldives

    Benefit Show this Saturday with Grand Hallway and The Maldives

    From last year when Drew Grow had an accident and gears were stolen every week, I too did had medical mishaps. However, I have received some overwhelming support from the local musicians, organization, and most importantly from the music fans. On Sat…
    - 22 Sep 11, 1:44am -
  • How To Set Up a Home Recording Studio

    How To Set Up a Home Recording Studio

    Before setting up your home recording studio ask yourself two questions: 1. Do I need a professional studio or a beginner’s one? 2. How much (money) is too much and when cheap is too cheap? If indecisive, opt for the middle ground. Why? If you are…
    - 8 Jun 11, 10:14am -
  • The Rebirth of the Columbia City Theater

    The Rebirth of the Columbia City Theater

    Columbia City Theater in Seattle is an historic theatre with some of the finest singers and artists have graced its stage. Built in 1917 in an obscure location (back in the 1920s, the location was not convenient), Columbia City Theater has reopened a…
    - 4 Sep 10, 11:29am -
  • Why Should You Have Remote Ceiling Fans?

    Why Should You Have Remote Ceiling Fans?

    If we look around us, we will find that things are changing at amazing rates. In this revolutionising era, even simple things such as a ceiling fan do not seem to be left out. Therefore, it is our job to stay updated with the latest trends and innova…
    - 14 Aug 10, 3:06am -
  • Top 7 European Singers

    Top 7 European Singers

    It is a common mistake to assume that all great music is made in The United States or Asia. Here is a list of seven European singers who have achieved international success. 1. Björk Born in 1965, BjörkGuðmundsdóttir has enjoyed a four-decade lon…
    - 3 May 10, 3:39am -
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The Centric Music Blog

  • 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.
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

  • newUK Blog Awards 2019 – vote now
    The Cross-Eyed Pianist has been nominated for a UK Blog Award. If you enjoy the blog and feel it merits recognition via an award, please vote now
    - 3 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 9:00am -
  • newMeet the Artist – Joe Cutler, composer

    Meet the Artist – Joe Cutler, composer

    Every piece brings both pleasure and pain, although hopefully much more pleasure ultimately. There's the struggle of the blank page at the beginning, and then the joy of something previously unimagined coming into being little by little.
    - 5 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 6:27am -
  • Celebrating Clara

    Celebrating Clara

    Clara Schumann Festival at St John’s Smith Square 22-24 February 2019 Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of her birth On Fri 22 Feb – Sun 24 Feb 2019, St John’s Smith Square celebrates the 200th anniversary year of Clara Schumann’s birth. Born…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 11:20am -
  • Stolen Rhythms – how a pianist made music from her ECGs

    Stolen Rhythms – how a pianist made music from her ECGs

    Guest post by Elaine Chew As a child, having supra-ventricular tachycardia meant that, due to extra electrical pathways in my heart, a simple trigger such as an early heartbeat could double my heart rate at any time. The early beat is often hard to f…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 9:00am -
  • ‘The Waco Variations’ – a novel by Rhonda Rizzo

    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 10:01am -
  • Admission One Shilling: Myra Hess in her own words

    Admission One Shilling: Myra Hess in her own words

    The extraordinary, inspiring story of pianist Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts. told in music and words
    - 5 days ago, 10 Nov 18, 6:00am -

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