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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

  • Apple MacBook Pro revision boosts CPU, display – so should you buy?

    Apple MacBook Pro revision boosts CPU, display – so should you buy?

    If you’ve been waiting for a revision of Apple’s MacBook Pro, it’s here. And Apple gives its users some significantly improved CPU performance, among other features. That’s not making Mac buying decisions much easier, though. The MacBook Pro…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 2:31pm -
  • Bitwig Studio 2.4: crazy powerful sampler, easier control

    Bitwig Studio 2.4: crazy powerful sampler, easier control

    The folks at Bitwig have been picking up speed. And version 2.4, beta testing now, brings some promising sampler and controller features. The big deal here is that Bitwig is going with a full-functioning sampler. And as Ableton Live and Native Instru…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 1:44pm -
  • Korg Gadget adds Stockholm by Reason to your possible sound sources
    Korg Gadget adds Stockholm by Reason from Propellerheads to your possible sound sources on both iOS and Mac, plus Gadget and its IAPs are all on saleThe post Korg Gadget adds Stockholm by Reason to your possible sound sources appeared first on CDM C…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 8:03pm -
  • Eurorack’s prices are dropping, as Herr Schneider laments

    Eurorack’s prices are dropping, as Herr Schneider laments

    With the proliferation of modules, the phrase “Eurorack bubble” has been floating around for a while. But now it appears to be translating into falling prices. The basic problem is this: more demand means more interest, which translates into more…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 4:15pm -
  • Mo’Wax, James Lavelle, DJ Shadow, and more in a new documentary

    Mo’Wax, James Lavelle, DJ Shadow, and more in a new documentary

    A new documentary is poised to take what looks like a personal, thrilling look at the UK turntablism revolution. The film is “The Man from Mo’Wax,” a documentary set to premiere at the end of August, with a full digital release (disc and downlo…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 3:48pm -
  • The strange, cartridge-powered speech of TI Touch & Tell

    The strange, cartridge-powered speech of TI Touch & Tell

    No, not the better-known Speak & Spell. TI’s 1981 Touch & Tell was a singular moment in speech synthesis. Here’s its story – and a beautiful circuit bent mod. Before the iPad, the Texas Instruments Touch & Tell was a kid’s robotic learning as…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 11:23am -
  • RX950 Classic AD/DA Converter comes to iOS AUv3
    RX950 Classic AD/DA Converter, which is basically an emulation of the Akai S950 comes to iOS AUv3, and if that's the kind of sound you want to emulate then this is totally for youThe post RX950 Classic AD/DA Converter comes to iOS AUv3 appeared firs…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 7:02pm -
  • From Japan, an ambient musician on solitude and views of the sea

    From Japan, an ambient musician on solitude and views of the sea

    As haunting, oceanic wells of sound sing achingly in the background, Tokyo-based ambient musician Chihei Hatakeyama talks in a new documentary about what inspires him. The creative series toco toco follows the musician to the places and views that in…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 6:28pm -
  • LCW-2 mono is a complicated little synth for your iPhone
    LCW-2 mono is a complicated little synth for your iPhone that seems to incorporate some more experimental features that you might not expect to see in an iPhone app these daysThe post LCW-2 mono is a complicated little synth for your iPhone appeared…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 6:19pm -
  • Don’t know how to use Ableton Live? These videos can teach you

    Don’t know how to use Ableton Live? These videos can teach you

    Just because everyone you talk to may know Ableton Live in and out doesn’t mean you do. Ableton have quietly posted an official series of videos that covers the basics, quickly. And yeah, it’s actually a bit funny that we’ve gotten to 2018 with…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 9:00am -

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 Staying Positive Shaped Danny Starr As A Songwriter

    How Staying Positive Shaped Danny Starr As A Songwriter

    Danny Starr is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from London, UK. His music has been featured on BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, and major blogs and radio worldwide. His exceptional songwriting and heartfelt vocal delivery have garnered him scores of h…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • 4 Questions To Ask If You’re Deciding Whether To Tour

    4 Questions To Ask If You’re Deciding Whether To Tour

    Touring can be a huge deal for a band. From playing in front of new fans to forming important relationships with other musicians in other cities, bands can benefit in huge ways when they take their music out on the road. But there’s some pretty big…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • 3 Ways To Make The Most Of The Summer Festival Season

    3 Ways To Make The Most Of The Summer Festival Season

    There’s nothing quite like festival season in the music industry. Whether you’re a fan going to see your favorite bands, the band playing one of the stages, or industry working the event, there’s just something kind of magical about the whole t…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • 6 Can’t-Miss European Tour Destinations

    6 Can’t-Miss European Tour Destinations

    If you’re an American musician considering crossing the pond to tour Europe, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Touring can be massively challenging even under the best of circumstances, and figuring it out in other countries makes things even…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • Music Law 101: Transfer Of Copyright And Termination

    Music Law 101: Transfer Of Copyright And Termination

    As we have previously discussed, a copyright is first owned by its author (whether individually or on a “work made for hire” basis). Like with any other property, the author can transfer ownership of a copyright (in whole or in part as a fraction…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • How Technology Is Making It Harder For Songwriters To Work

    How Technology Is Making It Harder For Songwriters To Work

    In 2018, solitude is a hard thing to come by. Because our daily lives are often revolved around technology, the non-stop noise of the internet seems to follow us everywhere we go. Whether we’re working on our computers or keeping up with friends an…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • Touring Regionally Vs Nationally: 5 Things To Consider

    Touring Regionally Vs Nationally: 5 Things To Consider

    Touring can be tricky for bands who haven’t found an audience. A solid national tour can help a band connect with new listeners, garner good press, and develop important connections with other musicians. But for some artists, sticking to shorter to…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • 5 Nontraditional Ways To Promote Your Band

    5 Nontraditional Ways To Promote Your Band

    When I think of some of the most creative promotional strategies I’ve seen from emerging bands, none of them include posting about their shows/music nonstop on social media, shoving their CD in my face as I walk by them at a festival, or otherwise…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • Why Keeping A Band Together Is So Difficult

    Why Keeping A Band Together Is So Difficult

    Music is one of the world’s most beloved and widely consumed art forms. It can do things like help us sleep, cope with a breakup, and give us the boost energy we need to focus while working at a boring job. But as vital as music is, most non-musici…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • Artist Interview: The Comstocks

    Artist Interview: The Comstocks

    The Comstocks (formerly Fresco Future), an alternative band from Dublin, Ireland, are one of the latest ReverbNation artists to get signed to End Of The Trail Records through one of our opportunities. We spoke to them about how they got started, the…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Jun 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 -
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.

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

  • A Transcendentalist’s Love Story
    Long read guest post by Jack Kohl   I would like to share a love story – framed by two solitary moments (separated by fourteen years, two months, three days, and sixteen hours) before the same telephone in the same hotel room in Boston, Massachuse…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 10:00am -
  • Peter Donohoe’s 65th birthday concert at Wigmore Hall
    Scriabin – Piano Sonata No.2 in G sharp minor Op.19 Ravel – Miroirs Mozart – Piano Sonata in C K279 Schubert – Piano Sonata in A D959 Monday 18th June 2018, Wigmore Hall. Peter Donohoe, piano I can think of few better ways to celebrate a sign…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 8:34am -
  • Meet the Artist – Nicolas Altstaedt, cellist
    Integrity and curiosity. Accepting failures as an inspiration to grow. Sharing something that unites everyone.
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 6:33am -
  • The England Team, mastery and the “Near Win”
    I admit it – I watched The Football. Not all of it, of course, but certainly the England matches. It has been refreshing and inspiring to watch this young, relatively inexperienced team in action under the tutelage of Gareth Southgate (who, as a fr…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 6:49pm -
  • New one-day course for advanced pianists
    Concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith presents a one-day course for advanced (Diploma-level) pianists. Teaching will be combined with Alexander Technique (given by a qualified Alexander technique teacher ), healthy practise and approaches to memorisat…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 8:05am -
  • Ways of Listening

    Ways of Listening

    How we consume and listen to music has been transformed by digital technology. Where once recorded music was available only on the radio and vinyl LPs, reel-to-reel tape (and later tape cassettes) and CDs, it is now possible to access music 24/7 with…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 9:21am -

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