Training band help!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by alanl58, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. alanl58

    alanl58 Member

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    I have been asked to take the Training Band on Monday, which for scales etc is fine, but feel I could introduce some easy ensemble pieces to build on syncopation.

    Question then: are there any downloadable, copyright free, easy ensemble pieces that I can use?

    Alanl58
     
  2. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Active Member

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    Hi Allan
    Downloadable. free, easy (but not copyright free) music for training bands available from PDF Brass here.
    Guava Guy may suit your needs - very popular with my kids. Another Day is a nice easy version of my cornet solo.
    Good Luck
    Andy Norman
    www.pdfbrass.com
     
  3. toby hobson

    toby hobson Member

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    Ive just swiped those arrangements thanks.

    As a matter of interest, has anyone done any dedicated band training material? The sort of stuff I would be interested in is group long notes, tonging, tunning, articulation work. I find all this stuff from D.C.I training camps fascinating especially the "space chords" at the end. This stuff would make such a great and different type of warm up/training regime for bands

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBz--d_3kB0&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaJ876IZh98

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr1x9hK2vHs&feature=related
     
  4. davethehorny

    davethehorny Member

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    Try Big Shiny Brass for beginners ensemble music.

    www.bigshinybrass.com

    Matt Kingston has written music specifically for younger players and training bands.
     
  5. alanl58

    alanl58 Member

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    Many thanks Andy, they are just the job, and a donation will follow.

    Alanl58
     
  6. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Active Member

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    Thanks Alan - The donation to Uganda will be most welcome.
    Philip Monk is doing a great job out there with his School Bands.
    I've got a couple more Training Band pieces which I'll try to add over the next few days.
    Andy
    www.pdfbrass.com
     
  7. wendymthomas

    wendymthomas New Member

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    listening to that - I think it would be invaluable for bands and all levels - well beyond training bands..
     
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