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by Wilktone
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana

There's nothing wrong with having preferences for certain musicians over others. It would be an interesting exercise for you to see if you can come up with some reasons that you can articulate in words. It might be that the players you mention are missing something that players you prefer have. It m...
by Wilktone
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range to low range
Replies: 30
Views: 913

Re: High range to low range

I'm just starting to realize shifting is what I've been doing for a while now when I go from low to high register. Now I have to focus on not moving my mouthpiece up when I go high. Something to consider is that it might be better to put your mouthpiece where you play high and learn to play that wa...
by Wilktone
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range to low range
Replies: 30
Views: 913

Re: High range to low range

David Wilken is an expert on how different embouchure work and made this handy introductory video several years ago (part 1 of 6 linked here): Thank you for the plug, Andrew. While I'm at it, I want to credit Doug Elliott for being so generous with his time teaching me about brass embouchures and a...
by Wilktone
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 1413

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

I have a chance to be an (occasional) assistant instructor (as an alumni) for trombone section of my former school. I'm not familiar with the education system in Thailand, what age students will you be working with? Will they have had some prior trombone instruction? If yes, do you have an idea as ...
by Wilktone
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Hissing behind soft palate
Replies: 9
Views: 506

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: 20
Views: 1282

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: 632

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: 1017

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: 723

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.

Dave
by Wilktone
Mon May 28, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Jazz
Replies: 6
Views: 763

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: 960

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: 1169

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:

https://billfulton.com/store/music-services/

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