Anything can be achieved on our instrument, so long as we practice incrementally. I’ve always called this style of practice “incremental,” because it describes how we improve our skills by one unit at a time in an organized linear way. And it’s exactly the mindset you should proceed with when trying to play lower.
Straight mutes come in all sizes and materials, and understanding how they can work for you will make your life a lot easier. Tom Hutchinson, principal cornetist of the Cory Brass Band, play-tests 3 of our straight mute options: the aluminium straight, copper bottom, and pianissimo mute. Which one will work best for you next muted section?
Euphonium soloist, conductor and educator John Caputo is the Lecturer of Euphonium and Trombone at the University of Texas at San Antonio. A sixteen-year veteran of the US Air Force Bands Program, he has built an international reputation for excellence as a performer and educator. Find out out about Johns career, teaching, what product John plays, and how he chooses it in this Denis Wick Get to Know clinic with Alliance mouthpiece performer, John Caputo.
Meet Denis Wick euphonium artist, Algirdas Matonis. Algirdas Matonis is a Lithuanian born euphonium player. He currently serves as a Principal Euphonium at the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh and is traveling internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and a clinician. Learn about how it all started, and what is currently happening in his career in this series of Get to Know interviews.
Meet Dopey Monkey, Denis Wick's first artist group duo. Tuba player Danielle Price, and Euphonium player have been performing together since 2015. Their original compositions are an amazing fusion of jazz, folk, classical and experimental music. Get to know Martin and Danielle in this recent interview with Denis Wick Artist manager, Brett Baker.
Meet one of our newest tuba artists, Vikentios Gionanidis. While you can visit his artist page on the Denis Wick website, check out this recent interview we did with Vikentios and Get to Know how Vikentios got his start on tuba, and what he is doing now.