All reed payers have experienced the frustration of reeds in a box that don’t perform! The chances of having a box of reeds that all play well is next to zero. Over the years there has been all kinds of methods touted by different players using sand paper, glass & knives that are capable of […] READ MORE
As every reed player knows reeds can be the most infuriating part of playing. Cane is a natural product & as such it is subject to seasonal changes as well as being subject to the environment.For most players however cane still provides the best tone & flexibility. Enter the Forestone Hybrid Reed Forestone reeds are […] READ MORE
Neville Shade presents the latest TMP Workshop for students preparing for music performance exams. Get in quick.
One of Adam Simmon’s strongest musical memories is of dancing around his family lounge room as a child to Ornette Coleman’s album, “Dancing in Your Head”. Soon, he and his band, Origami, will pay tribute to Ornette Coleman at Uptown Jazz Cafe.
Jessica Carlton is a celebrated composer and trumpeter, who spent time at the prestigious Juilliard School. Hear from Jessica Carlton on starting a band
The following is the Austin Custom Brass trumpet mouthpiece table for comparing mouthpieces. Mouthpiece Backbore OD ID Cup Shape Cup Depth Closest Papa Bear OO 1.070 0.684 Deep Bowl 8.5 Laskey 84D, Warbuton 2D Baby Bear O 1.070 0.684 Deep Bowl 8.5 Laskey 84D, Warbuton 2D Bee Bear O 1.070 0.684 Medium B Bowl […] READ MORE
I have used Bob Reeves mouthpieces for many years but never had an opportunity to meet Bob or to discuss his philosophies in any detail. The workshop was a learning experience I will never forget.
Sooo… you wanna play those really, really long notes that go on forever, along with the likes of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Courtney Pine, Sonny Rollins, Kenny G, Colin Stetson, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis and going as far back as Harry Carney, Duke Ellington’s baritone specialist, or ? You need to learn circular breathing – and I’m going to explain how.