1. Senor Silver


    from Adrian Bridges Added 24 0 0

    I wrote Senor Silver for my jazz/fusion band in high school after spending a lot of time with Horace Silver's album The Cape Verdean Blues. It was never quite right for that group though as it needed several more horns to achieve the sound I was going for. I've now orchestrated the piece for a four-piece horn section with a long-form arrangement.

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    • Remember


      from Adrian Bridges Added 27 0 0

      Remember is an old Irving Berlin standard that I became attached to by way of Hank Mobely's great recording on his album Soul Station. It was one of my audition pieces for college, and when Rich Shemaria asked me to start writing another arrangement for the Composers' Ensemble based on a standard, I gravitated to this one. I developed the arrangement around the performances by Mobely, Wynton Kelly, and Art Blakey on the album.

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      • Northwestern Commencement Speech 2009


        from Wynton Marsalis Added 373 1 0

        06/19/2009 Northwestern's 151st commencement looked to be a washout early in the day. But as the thunderstorms of June 19 passed and the skies finally brightened, graduates and guests enjoyed an abbreviated ceremony highlighted by internationally renowned musician Wynton Marsalis. After joking about being "appropriate to the situation" -- many portions of the event were shortened as an evening storm rolled in -- Marsalis read from just the first and last pages of his prepared remarks. Marsalis urged members of the class of 2009 to soak up the moment, reminding them of all they have accomplished in donning the cap and gown.

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        • Stokes Nicholson Big Band


          from ABC Open North Queensland Added 105 0 0

          Townsville's Les Nicholson talks about the regional big band. Read the blog post: http://open.abc.net.au/openregions/qld-north-20VV2Tn/posts/bigbandjazz-04ky4zp Watch the story on ABC Local: http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2012/01/24/3414713.htm Story by Nathalie Fernbach and Michael Bromage.

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          • teach: guitar,bass,drums,singing,mandolin,trumpet,harmonica,keyboard/piano,music theory,music composition.


            from Gigsido Added 23 0 0

            I teach: -guitar, -bass, -drums, -singing, -mandolin, -trumpet, -harmonica, -keyboard/piano, -music theory, -music composition, -MIDI composition, as well as -Tracking, Mixing and Mastering (On Protools system). Specific references are provided upon request. http://www.gigsido.com/user/PeaceofMindMusi

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            • Andrew Joyce Sings Louie Armstrong La Vie En Rose


              from bmansf1 Added 86 0 0

              Andrew Joyce Sings Louie Armstrong La Vie En Rose @ Mo's Chalet in Metairie Louisiana on 1.23.12

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              • Al Orkesta - Shpil Zhe Mir a Lidele (Joe Higham)


                from Olivier Stalon Added 13 0 0

                Al Orkesta live at the Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club, Liège, Belgium, January 2012. Joe Higham - saxes Jean-Paul Estiévenart - trumpet Jacques Pirotton - guitar Olivier Stalon - bass Renaud Person - drums www.JoeHigham.com

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                • Jojo, Trumpet: Band Performance Testing: Festival Repitoire 2012


                  from Jojo Brooker Added 28 1 0

                  My name is Jojo. This is my Band semester final. I did not write the music that I'm playing. I've been playing trumpet for about a year now. If you're gonna comment, please make it constructive. I know I'm not very good. Honestly, I'm not expecting any higher than last chair, and I'm fine with that. Hi Mr. Brown! Hi Mr. Voth!

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                  • Daily Trumpet Routines, Lesson 37-H, Single Tongued


                    from David Roberts Added 212 0 0

                    Claude Gordon, Daily Trumpet Routines (Carl Fischer, 1971), 139-143. Inverted Major 7th Arpeggios - Form 3 http://thesystematicapproach.com/ Things to remember when you practice 1. 5 times 10 breathing exercise before beginning 2. Practice each model for 3 days 3. Breathe when necessary (not on last note) 4. Push out ALL the air on last note – until shaking 5. Add the upper octave where it’s comfortable 6. Rest as long as you play (finger and sing through each line) 7. BIG BREATH – CHEST UP – SHOULDERS BACK (NOT UP) 8. WATCH THE TONGUE 9. LIFT FINGERS HIGH – STRIKE THE VALVES HARD This exercise is part of a customized 5 part lesson plan. Click here to see the entire plan http://thesystematicapproach.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/haag_20111215.pdf My teacher, Bruce Haag is a certified Claude Gordon instructor, and the practice routines he assigns serve to set goals for progress and to help the student understand exactly what is causing the progress.

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                    • 5 Times 10 Breathing Exercises, Gordon


                      from David Roberts Added 105 2 1

                      This kind of breathing exercise is described in many of Claude Gordon’s books, namely Brass Playing Is No Harder Than Deep Breathing. http://thesystematicapproach.com/ Things to remember when you practice 1. With arms relaxed at your side, turn your palms forward 2. Shoulders will move back but not up 3. Inhale through the nose (preferred) or mouth quickly 4. Exhale all the air without changing your posture 5. Create some resistance by pursing your lips on the exhale 6. STAY RELAXED - you don't want to reinforce tension 7. Pay attention to the muscles that are working This exercise is part of a customized 5 part lesson plan. Click here to see the entire plan http://thesystematicapproach.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/haag_20111215.pdf

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