Artikulasi Triple Tonguing – Bagaimana cara memainkan

Sering kali kita harus memainkan partitur yang memerlukan teknik artikulasi yang lebih cepat. Teknik “Triple Tonguing” adalah teknik advanced yang sering digunakan saat tempo cukup cepat.

Ini adalah suatu metode yang sistematis untuk bisa mengembangkan “Triple Tonguing” supaya artikulasi cepat dan tetap jelas.

SBP – Sing, Buzz and Play

When playing music, the most important is how it sounds…In other words, how well can you sing it.
Singing doesn’t always mean using your voice, but any instrument can be used to sing…
Sing with a trumpet sound, sing with a Tuba sound, or sing with a percussion sound.

It all comes down to how good a singer you are.

That of course doesn’t mean you have to have a great voice… unfortunately, not everybody have a great voice… But generally speaking, everybody can sing. (reminds me of a movie “Ratatouille” where Chef Gusteau mentioned that everybody can become a great cook.

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Calisthenics exercises

Calisthenics exercises integration in everyday brass practice can improve your playing.

What are Calisthenics

From Wikipedia, the definition of Calisthenics:

…a form of exercise consisting of a variety of exercises, often rhythmical movements, generally without using equipment or apparatus. They are intended to increase body strength and flexibility with movements such as bending, jumping, swinging, twisting or kicking, using only one’s body weight for resistance…

A very good informative site and also a comprehensive Calithenics Exercises List can be found here so we can more understand the value of such exercises, check it out.

In Brass playing these exercises are added to regular practice routine, and generally will help improve general playing how so?

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Yamaha Harmony Director HD200

The biggest challenge for a musician is to acquire a good sense of pitch and intonation. Music teachers and instructors are responsible for the ear training of the students, as it directly affects the outcome of his/her performing capabilities. However, very few tools are available to the instructors to help overcome this challenge.

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Ear training and the most important skill in music

Years ago, my teacher used to say:
“Eric, you don’t listen to what you play”…

This was one of the best critique I got…
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