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Elevate Your Thinking to Elevate Your Playing

In this article, I provide suggestions for how brass players can improve their playing by developing their imagination. I present practical examples of how I have developed my own imagination and how I have helped students develop theirs in order to improve their performance. These examples include methods for clarifying ...

“Even the Most Technical Exercise Should Have Some Sense of Musicality”

The interviewee we have today in Trumpet Magazine is a young Colombian professor who studied in the United States and through intense musical study has obtained a doctorate and the position of assistant professor of Trumpet and director of the Mariachi Program at Texas A&M International University. A very interesting ...

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The Effects of Using the Cheek Muscles vs the Chin Muscles When Playing

The Effects of Using the Cheek Muscles vs the Chin Muscles When Playing

It is widely accepted that the smile embouchure causes problems when playing. Most non professional players use the Zygomaticus Major, Buccinator and Risorius muscles of the cheek. Those muscles are used in making us smile. Some teachers use musical exercises called Buccinator Drills. That implies that those muscles should be used ...

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Meet José Sibaja

We all know who José Sibaja is. He’s a trumpeter (Yamaha artist) that we have heard a million times on recordings and tours by some of the most known salsa and pop artists, but also with orchestras and his famous brass quintet, Boston Brass. And today we have the honor to know him a little more. Don’t miss it!

Meet José Sibaja

We all know who José Sibaja is. He’s a trumpeter (Yamaha artist) that we have heard a million times on recordings and tours by some of the most known salsa and pop artists, but also with orchestras and his famous brass quintet, Boston Brass. And today we have the honor ...

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