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by Wilktone
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Hissing behind soft palate
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Hissing behind soft palate

My wife is a speech therapist and tells me this isn’t normal. She asked if you ever have food or liquid regurgitate from your nose? This could be a symptom of velopharyngeal insufficiency and she recommends you try to visit with an ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor). Ask the ENT if seeing a speech/la...
by Wilktone
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: I need help to stop coasting!
Replies: 16
Views: 457

Re: I need help to stop coasting!

How much you practice is not important. HOW you practice is very important. It sounds to me like you could use a good lesson on chop fundamentals. Got Skype? You know where to find me, that's what I do. Thought of that, but really need a set program. I may contact you at some point again, though, a...
by Wilktone
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lower Lip in the High Register
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Lower Lip in the High Register

Several notable players have stated that the lower lip should not "roll in" during this process. As was noted above, it's a personal thing. And it might not necessarily be the best thing for a single player over time either. For an opposite example, Doug Elliott's film, "The Brass Player's Embouchu...
by Wilktone
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 7th position lip slurs
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 7th position lip slurs

Instead of starting on low E in 7th position you might also try putting the lip slur exercise “upside down” and start on the highest 7th position note and practice descending to low E and back up. You might also try starting these exercises in 4th position and expand outwards to 3rd, then 5th, then ...
by Wilktone
Mon May 28, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Hal Crook
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Hal Crook

Hal Crook is also a world-class jazz educator. I'm not sure if the books are still being published, but I have been practicing and teaching out of his books on jazz improvisation for quite a while now. "Ready, Aim, Improvise" is a great text on the topic, if you can find it.

by Wilktone
Mon May 28, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Jazz
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Teaching Jazz

Asking for a friend/ I'm primarily an ear player/ I have really strong ears and hear chord changes really reallly well and stuff/ but because i never went through the acdemic chanelles i'm not sure where to start or how to organize the info to make it more digestible. I'd really like ideas on hot t...
by Wilktone
Sun May 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: How to organize dramatic elements in music
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: How to organize dramatic elements in music

Different composers/arrangers are going to approach it differently, but I think a lot of it is intuitive. But in order to reach a certain level of intuition I think it helps to really study what great composers have done. You mention the classical forms, which allow composers to explore ways to orga...
by Wilktone
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Arranging Fees
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Arranging Fees

I think it's more common to charge by the measure times the number of instruments you're arranging for. Here's something to give you an idea:

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