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High Brass

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. 


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?

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.

What are the top reasons customers tell me they want a new mouthpiece?

“I want to play higher/lower."
“I want to play louder/softer."
"I want better endurance."
“I've improved, I want a bigger/smaller mouthpiece."
“Can I get the one that *famous artist* plays?"

Should these needs be the basis of our search, or are there better "morals" that should be practiced?

Does your mouthpiece support you in some situations but leave you hanging in others? What is it you really need from your mouthpiece and how do you bring that to your trumpet mouthpiece search? Learn about Denis Wick Artist Melvin Jones' journey to finding the mouthpiece that would support his needs as a commercial and lead trumpet player in this Transform2Perform interview.

 

Every pro has a moment where they stop thinking like a student and start thinking like a pro. What causes the change? Find out how it happened for Denis Wick trumpet artist Melvin Jones in this #transform2perform interview.