My mate based in Southampton is selling his Bb/F Conn trombone.
It is in great condition, hardly used. I have played it and the slide action is lovely. A real bargain for such a nice instrument.
It is up on ebay where you can see full details, but I said I would post it on here for him...
I have written a little book for young musicians to inspire them to get creative and write their own music.
"I Can Write Music!" is a project book with helpful ideas and tips alongside blank manuscript paper. It was inspired by the number of students I teach who, even in the very early...
Currently Team Brass/Woodwind is in the lead.
Another surprise as I don't use that one regularly. (even though it is what I started on!)
Followed closely by Abracadabra.
Also, Cello Time/Fiddle Time is used by 100% of string teachers so far who have done the survey.
And a good point.
I find the Alan Pring book is better for older pupils/adults for that reason and group lessons are often difficult.
I was thinking of younger students when making the survey but didn't actually specify that.
Some interesting responses already!
To all instrumental music teachers, I would really appreciate it if you could take time to answer six simple questions on Beginner Music Books for me. (Please share with any other teachers you know)
Hoping to find out what is the most important thing for children learning today...
Musical Director needed for good local brass band!
After a successful couple of years at The Cobham Brass Band I regret to say I am standing down as MD. I would love to leave the band in good hands. If anyone is interested please get in touch with them. In the last two years we have won 5...
I don't know if it has been arranged for brass band but my old lecturer did some orchestration work on that programme. I suggest contacting him direct and seeing what he thinks? He will probably have useful contacts who may be able to help.....
This is his website...
I have recently written a piece for a training band I conduct at work, called Jubilee. Great little piece and very appropriate for this year! We performed it at the Anvil in Basingstoke about a month ago, and it seemed to go down well with the audience as well as the players in the band.
In case anyone is interested.
(Don't think this has already been posted)
Brass Band Open RehearsalOn Monday 20th February at 8/00 pm Cobham Band’s weekly rehearsal will be an open event. Anyone interested in brass band music will be welcome to come and listen to the band rehearse under the...
Would love to see you at Cobham Band!
We have vacancies on front row or elsewhere if you wish....
If transport is an issue I'm sure we could arrange for a pick up from the station if nothing else. Could also ask around the band and see who comes from that way.
Message me if you would...
I recently created a whole load of backing tracks to use at work.
They are very cheesy, but hopefully kids will find them fun!
They come in three keys, C, Bb and Eb and are for tunes only using a maximum of 5 notes!
For any teachers out there who know what I'm talking about, they...
Since starting this thread I have received a complimentary set of springs and tested them out (practised lots) and I can honestly say in my opinion they are great. Makes a real difference.
I will be reviewing them a bit more in my next e-news if anyone is interested (shameless plug I know) but...
Also, can't remember off the top of my head but there is a relatively new euph mute out that fits into your bell for easy storage/transportation. Might be useful for reducing the amount of stuff you need to carry to uni and back at the end of each term!