First things first..yes, we said “half-fast”. Here are a couple of very effective ways to learn how to, as Bryan puts it, “play faster than you can play.” First check out our good friend Dr. Jason Sulliman’s ideas here: Trust us, Dr. Sulliman knows what he’s doing. Next, here’s an idea from Dr. Valissa Willwirth:Continue reading “Fast and Half-Fast Practice”
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G: That’s a Problem
On episode 40 of The Open Bell, Bill introduced a twist to one category of Joey Jeopardy. Here’s what happened: Listen to the entire episode by subscribing to The Open Bell wherever you listen to podcasts.
“He Was a Very Religious Man.”
During episode 36 of The Open Bell, Bill introduced a new version of Backbore Bingo. We think that you’ll enjoy seeing this as much as hearing it. Now you know why you should be subscribing to The Open Bell.
The Rules Part 2: How to Get Called Back
In episode 20 of The Open Bell, we gave you The Rules: Part 1. In episode 35, we’re back with The Rules Part 2: How to Get Called Back. We’re assuming that you paid attention to The Rules: Part 1, so you’ve been called for some gigs. Good work! Now you’ll want to make sureContinue reading “The Rules Part 2: How to Get Called Back”
The Rules: Part 1
In episode 20 of The Open Bell, we offered The Rules: Part 1. So that you always have them handy, here they are. Obey the Rules! If It Doesn’t Sound Good, No One Cares. It’s not about the Trumpet Free your mind, and your chops will follow. A cornet is not a trumpet. (But itContinue reading “The Rules: Part 1”
As I mentioned on episode 34- How to Start Beginners, I recently gained possession of two interesting instruments. They were both made by King. One looks kind of like an oddly wrapped cornet, and the other looks like a small baritone…or maybe an alto horn. When I got them working, as they’d been sitting inContinue reading “Weird Horns”
30 for 30
For our 30th episode of The Open Bell Bill, Bryan, and Joey each chose 10 recordings. They are not in any order, and if asked next week, might be quite different. Here are their lists: Bill’s list: SF Symphony Hindemith: Mathis de Maler/Symphonic Metamorphosis, Herbert Blomstedt, Conducting Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis (the gray album) Terell StaffordContinue reading “30 for 30”