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Does the Tongue Start the Note?

Articulation on brass instruments is a relatively simple affair, or at least it ought to be. I frequently admonish the young teachers in my methods classes to teach tonguing to beginning students not by using anatomical explanations of tongue placement, but by simply telling students to say “tah.” As students progress the variants “dah” and in select cases even “thah” are added, along with “kah” and “gah” that are introduced for multiple-tonguing patterns. 655 kata lagi


Michael Dease // Decisions

Michael Dease: trombone

Tim Green: saxophone

Glenn Zaleski: piano

Rodney Whitaker: bass

Ulysses Owens Jr.: drums


For Ray Anderson's 64th Birthday, a Jazz Times Profile from 2015

The magnificent trombonist Ray Anderson turns 64 today. Here’s an “Overdue Ovations” article that I wrote about him last year for Jazz Times.

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Beginning Brass Teacher at Skyview Jr. High School in Bothell---My Sixth Year!

Lucky me! Under the guidance of Charlie Fix, Band and Orchestra Director, I get to teach beginning brass again to 5th and 6th graders in the two elementary bands that practice and perform at Skyview Jr. 68 kata lagi


Artist Feature: Michael Davis & Hip-Bone Music

Greetings fellow brassoholics and lovers of the great S.E. Shires company!

So happy and proud to announce the release of my 11th album as a solo artist, Hip-Bone Big Band! 366 kata lagi

Why Beijing is a Great City for Jazz Music

By Terry Hsieh, Jazz Musician based in Beijing

Beijing’s underground music scene has been heralded as an epicenter of creativity in China: you can find everything, from dark noise, to grunge, rock, hip hop and  498 kata lagi