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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

  • newKORG just released a bunch of new stuff – here’s what’s what

    KORG just released a bunch of new stuff – here’s what’s what

    Call it KORGmas. Okay, probably don’t call it that. But KORG just released a mess of gear for musicians. Here’s all of it in one place – and what to know. KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch Available: Spring 2018 Price: Unknown What’s it for: Ge…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:37pm -
  • newKORG’s Volca Mix is the little mixer your compact gear was missing

    KORG’s Volca Mix is the little mixer your compact gear was missing

    You’ve got the inexpensive, compact gear, like the volcas that started it all. Now you need a mixer. KORG finally responds. Volca Mix is the hardware everyone’s been predicting for about as long as we’ve had Volcas, only now, it’s real. And i…
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:32am -
  • newKORG has a polyphonic Prologue synth – and it’s programmable

    KORG has a polyphonic Prologue synth – and it’s programmable

    This one isn’t a remake or reboot: KORG’s new generation of analog synths is growing, with 8- and 16-voice polyphonic Prologue keyboards. And whereas the Minilogue and Monologue are all about affordable, new synthesis, the Prologue is something e…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:11am -
  • FS FreezeVerb isn’t your ordinary reverb app, it has a couple of features you need to check out

    FS FreezeVerb isn’t your ordinary reverb app, it has a couple of features you need to check out

    FS FreezeVerb isn't just any ordinary reverb, it comes with a couple of features that are worth checking out, the room visualisation and freeze functionThe post FS FreezeVerb isn’t your ordinary reverb app, it has a couple of features you need to…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 7:13pm -
  • Sounds.com is a new cloud tool for loops and samples from NI

    Sounds.com is a new cloud tool for loops and samples from NI

    Sounds.com is a subscription-based loop and sample site – but it’s also a glimpse into Native Instruments’ future strategy for digital services for musicians. Today, NI are revealing Sounds.com – a product in 2018 that sounds like someone reg…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:40pm -
  • Arturia’s new easy, affordable modular cases also mount to MiniBrute 2

    Arturia’s new easy, affordable modular cases also mount to MiniBrute 2

    The beauty of Eurorack is its modularity. The problem is, that means your first investment has to be a case. Arturia’s RackBrute might be your solution. It’s portable. It’s not hugely expensive – this is at last a mass market offering. And it…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 8:01am -
  • Arturia’s MiniBrute 2S with step sequencer, not keys, might be your pick

    Arturia’s MiniBrute 2S with step sequencer, not keys, might be your pick

    Now we know the whole story: Arturia’s new synths come with a choice of keys or pads+more step sequencing – and there’s are companion RackBrute cases. So, if you like the ‘Brute synths, now you can choose. Prefer a keyboard? The MiniBrute 2 (…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 7:56am -
  • UAD for everybody: Arrow sound box is Thunderbolt, PC or Mac, $499

    UAD for everybody: Arrow sound box is Thunderbolt, PC or Mac, $499

    Universal Audio just brought their DSP platform – and top-notch audio interface tech – to a box that’s Thunderbolt, bus-powered, and under US$500. Here’s the thing: if someone asks you the age-old question “which audio interface should I bu…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
  • KQ Dixie could be the closest you’ll get to a DX7 on your iOS device
    KQ Dixie could be the closest you'll get to a real Yamaha DX7 on your iOS device, and what's more it'll actually control a DX7 is you connect one over MIDIThe post KQ Dixie could be the closest you’ll get to a DX7 on your iOS device appeared first…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 6:52pm -
  • Arturia’s MiniBrute gets a sequel, and now it’s mini modular

    Arturia’s MiniBrute gets a sequel, and now it’s mini modular

    Arturia reveals the follow-up to edgy, distinctive little MiniBrute monosynth keyboard. This time, they’ve fit a tiny patch bay to make it semi-modular. The Arturia synths are portable, affordable, and … weird. And this continues that tradition,…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 8:35am -

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 To Turn Small Wins Into Huge Successes

    How To Turn Small Wins Into Huge Successes

    Remember when you first started making music, how every show, every new fan, every kind word, or t-shirt bought made you feel like you were on top of the world? Somewhere along the way as you began to grasp the business side of the industry, you lost…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • The Hidden Costs Of Touring

    The Hidden Costs Of Touring

    Try being a serious musician long enough and you’ll soon see that nothing about writing, performing, and recording music is simple or straightforward. Whether it’s setting up to track the acoustic guitar on a song or performing to a packed venue,…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • How Not To Be That Guy At Shows

    How Not To Be That Guy At Shows

    If you’re new to making music or are just plain aloof, it might seem like the world of live music is a free-for-all where bands and their fans can do whatever they want, but that attitude is a classic hallmark of being “that guy” when it comes…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • How To Handle A Bad Review

    How To Handle A Bad Review

    Ah, the dreaded bad review. Even the most talented and successful songwriters often question themselves after reading a negative write-up about their music, but negative reviews are especially potent when they’re aimed at new and up-and-coming band…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • How To Put Your Music Career First In 2018

    How To Put Your Music Career First In 2018

    Every January 1st, millions of people make new year’s resolutions that are meant to lead them to greater things. We promise ourselves we’ll get in shape, eat healthier, get that promotion, move to that new city, or start that new business—whate…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • How To Part Ways With Other Musicians

    How To Part Ways With Other Musicians

    In a perfect world, the musicians we choose to work with will be thoughtful, helpful, and encouraging when it comes to the music we’re making. But like any relationship, the interpersonal connections between musicians in bands and other musical pro…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Let Critics Shape Your Music

    3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Let Critics Shape Your Music

    Whether songwriters like it or not, critics and tastemakers representing blogs and media outlets are a major part of how music is vetted, marketed and sold, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. With how important music criticism is to the…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • 5 Best New American Music Venues

    5 Best New American Music Venues

    Like the bands that frequent them, new music venues are born and every day it seems. Great venues are able to deliver a sense of magic and meaning to musicians and the fans that watch them alike, but setting yourself apart as a music venue is almost…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • 3 Ways To Make 2018 Your Most Successful Year Yet

    3 Ways To Make 2018 Your Most Successful Year Yet

    Each year we’re presented a clean slate. The opportunity to take what we’ve learned the year before and apply it to the one that lies in front of us. No matter how successful your 2017 was, or the roadblocks you may have hit along the way, 2018 p…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • 5 Myths About “Making It” In The Music Industry

    5 Myths About “Making It” In The Music Industry

    In this industry it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the information being blasted at us 24/7. Do this, don’t do that. This works, that doesn’t. It can be tough to know which advice to follow, and which to stay far away from. As someone wh…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 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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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

  • newMeet the Artist……Tigran Arakelyan, conductor
    As a leader one should find the determination to excite the orchestra to take on challenges with no fear. The fulfilling aspect is the final product, the inspired musicians, the excited audiences and most importantly the feeling of accomplishing some…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:12am -
  • The audience performed brilliantly
    One of the secondary pleasures of going to live music in concert is “audience watching”. Different artists and repertoire attract different audiences (the music of Scriabin, for example, seems to attract a particularly ‘unusual’ audience…..…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 10:12am -
  • The Cross-Eyed Pianist Mixtapes

    The Cross-Eyed Pianist Mixtapes

    Launch of a new series The “mixtape” featured heavily in my teenage years and early 20s before the advent of CDs, and was an important part of my listening experience. The mixtape was a homemade compilation of music, recorded onto a cassette tape…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 6:30am -
  • 2017 City Music Foundation Artists announced including pianist, Rokas Valuntonis
    City Music Foundation (CMF) has announced the 5 musicians who are joining the CMF Artist programme as 2017 CMF Artists: Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano), Eblana String Trio, Alex Hitchcock (jazz saxophone), Gwenllian Llyr (harp) and Rokas Valuntonis…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 8:59am -
  • Stimulating the musical imagination
    Stories, Images, and Magic from the Piano Literature – Neil Rutman As musicians we can and should call upon our imaginations to enable us to create the myriad sounds we desire from our instrument, and to communicate the story or image of the music…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 8:57am -
  • Samson Tsoy plays Schubert & Rachmaninoff at St John’s Smith Square
    Thursday 11 January 2018 Samson Tsoy, piano Schubert – Four Impromptus, Op 90 Rachmaninoff – Five Preludes Op 23 Two composers writing 75 years apart, both 30 and both entering significant periods of intense creativity in their compositional live…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 11:24am -

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