DW Blog https://blog.deniswick.com The official blog of Denis Wick Products manufacturer of brass mutes, mouthpieces and accessories - Performance by design en Wed, 30 Nov 2022 23:21:16 GMT 2022-11-30T23:21:16Z en 3 ways to determine your trumpet mouthpiece compatibility rating https://blog.deniswick.com/3-ways-to-determine-your-trumpet-mouthpiece-compatibility-rating <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/3-ways-to-determine-your-trumpet-mouthpiece-compatibility-rating" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/victor%20mpc-1.png" alt="3 ways to determine your trumpet mouthpiece compatibility rating" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>A mouthpiece is responsible for your sound. How is you mouthpiece standing up to this responsibility? Here are 3 ways to determine how compatible your relationship is to your mouthpiece in this Denis Wick quick clinic with Denis Wick artist, Victor Haskins</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/3-ways-to-determine-your-trumpet-mouthpiece-compatibility-rating" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/victor%20mpc-1.png" alt="3 ways to determine your trumpet mouthpiece compatibility rating" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>A mouthpiece is responsible for your sound. How is you mouthpiece standing up to this responsibility? Here are 3 ways to determine how compatible your relationship is to your mouthpiece in this Denis Wick quick clinic with Denis Wick artist, Victor Haskins</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2F3-ways-to-determine-your-trumpet-mouthpiece-compatibility-rating&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> High Brass Educator Resources Wed, 30 Nov 2022 23:21:16 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/3-ways-to-determine-your-trumpet-mouthpiece-compatibility-rating 2022-11-30T23:21:16Z Victor Haskins A trombone warmup lesson with Christopher Bill https://blog.deniswick.com/a-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/a-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/chris.jpg" alt="A trombone warmup lesson with Christopher Bill" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;">Looking for a good trombone warmup? This one has been viewed over 82K times on YouTube, and it is no surprise that the origin of this warmup comes from Denis Wick artist, Christopher Bill.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;"> <br></span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/a-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/chris.jpg" alt="A trombone warmup lesson with Christopher Bill" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;">Looking for a good trombone warmup? This one has been viewed over 82K times on YouTube, and it is no surprise that the origin of this warmup comes from Denis Wick artist, Christopher Bill.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;"> <br></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2Fa-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Low Brass Educator Resources Wed, 09 Nov 2022 21:37:15 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/a-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill 2022-11-09T21:37:15Z Christopher Bill Daily Warmup for Advanced Trombone Players https://blog.deniswick.com/daily-warmup-for-advanced-trombone-players <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/daily-warmup-for-advanced-trombone-players" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/advanced%20player.png" alt="Daily Warmup for Advanced Trombone Players" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;">For trombonists who are technically assured and playing nearly everyday, I have devised a more rapid and efficient routine combining articulation and flexibility with range and coordination. You should nevertheless always try to start the day with some stretching, breathing and general 'well being’ exercises to prepare the body and of course, the mind for the artistic day ahead. </span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/daily-warmup-for-advanced-trombone-players" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/advanced%20player.png" alt="Daily Warmup for Advanced Trombone Players" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;">For trombonists who are technically assured and playing nearly everyday, I have devised a more rapid and efficient routine combining articulation and flexibility with range and coordination. You should nevertheless always try to start the day with some stretching, breathing and general 'well being’ exercises to prepare the body and of course, the mind for the artistic day ahead. </span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2Fdaily-warmup-for-advanced-trombone-players&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Low Brass Educator Resources Wed, 09 Nov 2022 21:30:57 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/daily-warmup-for-advanced-trombone-players 2022-11-09T21:30:57Z Chris Houlding Daily Warmup for Developing Trombone Players https://blog.deniswick.com/daily-warmup-for-developing-trombone-players <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/daily-warmup-for-developing-trombone-players" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/developing%20player.png" alt="Daily Warmup for Developing Trombone Players" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;">In my daily warm for the developing player, I have attempted to combine basic preparation for establishing good practice and creation of a reliable muscle memory with the advancement of specific technical fundamentals.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/daily-warmup-for-developing-trombone-players" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/developing%20player.png" alt="Daily Warmup for Developing Trombone Players" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;">In my daily warm for the developing player, I have attempted to combine basic preparation for establishing good practice and creation of a reliable muscle memory with the advancement of specific technical fundamentals.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2Fdaily-warmup-for-developing-trombone-players&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Low Brass Educator Resources Wed, 09 Nov 2022 21:29:33 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/daily-warmup-for-developing-trombone-players 2022-11-09T21:29:33Z Chris Houlding Top 10 Tips for Honor Band Audition Prep (and every other audition) https://blog.deniswick.com/top-10-tips-for-honor-band-audition-prep <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/top-10-tips-for-honor-band-audition-prep" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/arbans%20surprise.jpg" alt="Top 10 Tips for Honor Band Audition Prep (and every other audition)" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>It’s that time of year. The leaves are falling, pumpkin spice lattes are back by popular demand, and you’ve got a big audition coming up! Don’t worry, Denis Wick is here to help! Let’s get right into it…</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/top-10-tips-for-honor-band-audition-prep" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/arbans%20surprise.jpg" alt="Top 10 Tips for Honor Band Audition Prep (and every other audition)" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>It’s that time of year. The leaves are falling, pumpkin spice lattes are back by popular demand, and you’ve got a big audition coming up! Don’t worry, Denis Wick is here to help! Let’s get right into it…</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2Ftop-10-tips-for-honor-band-audition-prep&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> High Brass Low Brass Performance Educator Resources Career Advice Wed, 09 Nov 2022 16:50:27 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/top-10-tips-for-honor-band-audition-prep 2022-11-09T16:50:27Z Preston Bailey Honor Band Trumpet Audition Prep: Arbans Repertoire https://blog.deniswick.com/a-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill-0 <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/a-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill-0" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/chris%20%281%29.jpg" alt="Honor Band Trumpet Audition Prep: Arbans Repertoire" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;">Any type of lesson or audition prep takes some structure. Arbans Characteristic study #8 and phrasing study Beatrice are classic requests for auditions and placement tests. Denis Wick artist Chris O'Hara takes you through a step by step process to break these selections into smaller pieces, and prepare for success.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;"> <br></span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/a-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill-0" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/chris%20%281%29.jpg" alt="Honor Band Trumpet Audition Prep: Arbans Repertoire" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;">Any type of lesson or audition prep takes some structure. Arbans Characteristic study #8 and phrasing study Beatrice are classic requests for auditions and placement tests. Denis Wick artist Chris O'Hara takes you through a step by step process to break these selections into smaller pieces, and prepare for success.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 19px;"> <br></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2Fa-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill-0&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> High Brass Performance Educator Resources Wed, 09 Nov 2022 14:19:13 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/a-trombone-warmup-lesson-with-christopher-bill-0 2022-11-09T14:19:13Z Chris O'Hara Comparing Classic and Heritage Trumpet Mouthpieces https://blog.deniswick.com/comparing-classic-and-heritage-trumpet-mouthpieces <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/comparing-classic-and-heritage-trumpet-mouthpieces" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/HERITAGE.png" alt="Comparing Classic and Heritage Trumpet Mouthpieces" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>A couple years ago as we were preparing to release the Denis Wick new Heritage Mouthpiece for trumpet, we reached out to Denis Wick artist to do a quick demo on comparing his <a href="https://www.deniswickapp.com/products/c/0/i/23371027/trumpet">Classic </a>Denis Wick Maurice Murphy MM4C and Classic 4X to the new <a href="https://www.deniswickapp.com/products/c/0/i/23371027/trumpet">Heritage </a>mouthpiece equivalents and boy did he deliver!</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/comparing-classic-and-heritage-trumpet-mouthpieces" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/HERITAGE.png" alt="Comparing Classic and Heritage Trumpet Mouthpieces" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>A couple years ago as we were preparing to release the Denis Wick new Heritage Mouthpiece for trumpet, we reached out to Denis Wick artist to do a quick demo on comparing his <a href="https://www.deniswickapp.com/products/c/0/i/23371027/trumpet">Classic </a>Denis Wick Maurice Murphy MM4C and Classic 4X to the new <a href="https://www.deniswickapp.com/products/c/0/i/23371027/trumpet">Heritage </a>mouthpiece equivalents and boy did he deliver!</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2Fcomparing-classic-and-heritage-trumpet-mouthpieces&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> High Brass Mon, 31 Oct 2022 17:27:08 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/comparing-classic-and-heritage-trumpet-mouthpieces 2022-10-31T17:27:08Z Josh Rzepka The Drum Corps Audition Process: tips for success & questions answered https://blog.deniswick.com/the-drum-corps-audition-process-tips-for-success-questions-answered <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/the-drum-corps-audition-process-tips-for-success-questions-answered" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/DCI%20share.png" alt="The Drum Corps Audition Process: tips for success &amp; questions answered" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Drum Corps is a very unique grouping of musicians that involves way more than just performing well on your instrument. Your audition packet will provide some insight into what your judges will be looking for, but what beyond the packet will you be tested on?</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/the-drum-corps-audition-process-tips-for-success-questions-answered" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/DCI%20share.png" alt="The Drum Corps Audition Process: tips for success &amp; questions answered" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Drum Corps is a very unique grouping of musicians that involves way more than just performing well on your instrument. Your audition packet will provide some insight into what your judges will be looking for, but what beyond the packet will you be tested on?</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2Fthe-drum-corps-audition-process-tips-for-success-questions-answered&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> High Brass Low Brass Performance Educator Resources Career Advice Wed, 19 Oct 2022 05:00:00 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/the-drum-corps-audition-process-tips-for-success-questions-answered 2022-10-19T05:00:00Z Denis Wick Artist Group Audition for a performance degree? Prepare for success w/ these tips https://blog.deniswick.com/audition-for-a-performance-degree-prepare-for-success-w-these-tips <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/audition-for-a-performance-degree-prepare-for-success-w-these-tips" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/auditions%20Share.png" alt="Audition for a performance degree? Prepare for success w/ these tips" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Audition season is upon us! Are you planning on auditioning for a performance degree? Preparation of mind and music is everything. Longtime trumpet teacher, performer, and Denis Wick artist Paul Archibald shares some advice for all brass students that is absolutely crucial to your audition preparation.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/audition-for-a-performance-degree-prepare-for-success-w-these-tips" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/auditions%20Share.png" alt="Audition for a performance degree? Prepare for success w/ these tips" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Audition season is upon us! Are you planning on auditioning for a performance degree? Preparation of mind and music is everything. Longtime trumpet teacher, performer, and Denis Wick artist Paul Archibald shares some advice for all brass students that is absolutely crucial to your audition preparation.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2Faudition-for-a-performance-degree-prepare-for-success-w-these-tips&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> High Brass Low Brass Performance Educator Resources Career Advice Tue, 18 Oct 2022 23:00:00 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/audition-for-a-performance-degree-prepare-for-success-w-these-tips 2022-10-18T23:00:00Z Paul Archibald Choosing Wisely With the Moral Code of Mouthpieces https://blog.deniswick.com/choosing-wisely-with-the-moral-code-of-mouthpieces <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/choosing-wisely-with-the-moral-code-of-mouthpieces" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/moral%20share.png" alt="Choosing Wisely With the Moral Code of Mouthpieces" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>What are the top reasons customers tell me they want a new mouthpiece?</p> <p style="font-size: 12px;"><em>“I want to play higher/lower."</em><br><em>“I want to play louder/softer."</em><br><em>"I want better endurance."</em><br><em>“I've improved, I want a bigger/smaller mouthpiece."</em><br><em>“Can I get the one that *famous artist* plays?"</em></p> <p>Should these needs be the basis of our search, or are there better "morals" that should be practiced?<br></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.deniswick.com/choosing-wisely-with-the-moral-code-of-mouthpieces" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.deniswick.com/hubfs/moral%20share.png" alt="Choosing Wisely With the Moral Code of Mouthpieces" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>What are the top reasons customers tell me they want a new mouthpiece?</p> <p style="font-size: 12px;"><em>“I want to play higher/lower."</em><br><em>“I want to play louder/softer."</em><br><em>"I want better endurance."</em><br><em>“I've improved, I want a bigger/smaller mouthpiece."</em><br><em>“Can I get the one that *famous artist* plays?"</em></p> <p>Should these needs be the basis of our search, or are there better "morals" that should be practiced?<br></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4352273&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.deniswick.com%2Fchoosing-wisely-with-the-moral-code-of-mouthpieces&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.deniswick.com&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> High Brass Low Brass Performance Educator Resources Tue, 04 Oct 2022 12:38:30 GMT https://blog.deniswick.com/choosing-wisely-with-the-moral-code-of-mouthpieces 2022-10-04T12:38:30Z Mary Galime