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Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by Wilktone » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:18 am

I will be hosting a free Zoom workshop on brass embouchure pedagogy on Saturday, April 17, at 1:30 PM Eastern time It will start with a presentation on basic brass embouchure patterns and the pedagogical implications of understanding these types. We'll follow up with a Q&A session. If you have your instrument with you we'll spend some time at the end playing "guess the embouchure type."

In 1997, while working on my doctorate at Ball State University, I was fortunate enough to get a lesson with Doug Elliott, which transformed my playing. A year later I interviewed Doug for my dissertation, "The correlation between Doug Elliott's embouchure types and selected playing and physical characteristics among trombonists." The information that Doug has shared with me, and many other people on this forum and elsewhere, is not well understood by the field as a whole. However, it is no more difficult to follow than basic music theory and is something that even non-brass playing band directors can implement in their teaching.

Space is limited, so if you'd like to reserve a spot please go to the following page and fill out the contact form. I will email you the Zoom info later.

https://wilktone.com/?p=6689

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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by Neo Bri » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:21 am

Sounds interesting. Thanks for doing it.
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Post by Wilktone » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:07 am

If you're interested in this workshop there are still a few spaces open, but my web site currently is down (working on getting that fixed, it seems to be on the Wordpress end of things). In the mean time, I'll make a point to log in here and check for private messages, so you can contact me that way to reserve a spot. I'll need your email address to send you the Zoom link later, so please include that.

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Post by Wilktone » Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:49 am

Everything seems to be back online now. Using the contact form in my web site here is the best way to sign up for a slot:

https://wilktone.com/?p=6689

But I'll continue to check for private messages here.

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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by Doug Elliott » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:52 pm

I was thinking it was today, and then realized it's APRIL 17
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Post by Wilktone » Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:05 pm

Yes, next month. I will email out Zoom links to everyone who has signed up when we get closer. Doug, your space is reserved.
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Post by Wilktone » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:17 am

The workshop has filled up (I capped it at 20 participants). Since there seems to be enough interest I am considering running another one at a later date. If you're interested and weren't able to make it into this workshop and would like me to do another one feel free to let me know here.

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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by Rusty » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:26 am

Would this be recorded and available to watch at a later date?
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Post by Wilktone » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:01 am

Maybe. More likely I'll just run another one, since there seems to be enough interest.
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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by Wilktone » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:24 am

I have sent an email to everyone who is registered for the upcoming brass embouchure pedagogy workshop I'm hosting. It contains the Zoom link and some info about what we'll be covering. If you have registered for this workshop and didn't get the email please check your spam folder first and if you don't see it, contact me.
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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by PaulTdot » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:13 pm

Thank you for hosting this, Dave. It was a great hang and a wonderful presentation.
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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by muschem » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:02 pm

Really enjoyed this workshop! I know it was intended to be focused on pedagogy, but as someone recently returning to the horn after a 20 year break, I had several light bulb moments in the presentation and ensuing discussion, which I can apply directly to my own comeback chops. After a little experimentation this evening, I believe I may have been fighting my natural embouchure 20 years ago. I'll keep working on it, but things felt much easier after a couple of adjustments. Thanks for hosting this.
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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by dxhall » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:21 pm

Will a recording of the workshop be available?
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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by SimmonsTrombone » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:47 am

I hope a recording is available. I lost the connection during the medium low placement section, and it never came back.
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Post by Wilktone » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:16 am

Thank you to everyone who popped in on the workshop. I enjoyed the discussion and hope you all got something out of it.

I did not record it, partly because I anticipated that there would some things that I would like to do differently. If you did attend (even just part of it), I'd love to hear your feedback to help me make improvements to the presentation.

Speaking of which, I do plan on running another one for folks who missed some or all of it (maybe I'll even go out of my way to invite non-trombonists to it too). I will post about that on my blog and here to make sure that you get the opportunity to join. Maybe in about a month, to give me some time to rework some things.

In the mean time, I have some resources on my web site that cover the same material. The most complete one can be found here:

https://wilktone.com/?page_id=5619

Thanks,

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Post by GabrielRice » Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:21 am

Thanks Dave!

The workshop was very informative. Some aspects I knew from previous work with Doug; others were less familiar to me. Very helpful!
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Post by fsgazda » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:18 am

I agree! Very informative and built on things that I have picked up from Doug.
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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by SimmonsTrombone » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:17 pm

The part I saw was well done, good visuals, good audio (something rare on the internet), and good information.
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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by Neo Bri » Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:14 pm

Wilktone wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:16 am
Thank you to everyone who popped in on the workshop. I enjoyed the discussion and hope you all got something out of it.

I did not record it, partly because I anticipated that there would some things that I would like to do differently. If you did attend (even just part of it), I'd love to hear your feedback to help me make improvements to the presentation.

Speaking of which, I do plan on running another one for folks who missed some or all of it (maybe I'll even go out of my way to invite non-trombonists to it too). I will post about that on my blog and here to make sure that you get the opportunity to join. Maybe in about a month, to give me some time to rework some things.

In the mean time, I have some resources on my web site that cover the same material. The most complete one can be found here:

https://wilktone.com/?page_id=5619

Thanks,

Dave
Thank you, Dave, for putting this on. It was excellent!
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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by bcschipper » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:48 am

I hope there will be another one. I would be interested in joining
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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by Wilktone » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:27 am

If you missed the first Zoom embouchure pedagogy workshop I will be hosting a second one on Saturday, May 22 at 1:30 PM Eastern. To reserve a spot please go to the following web page and fill out the contact form.

https://wilktone.com/?p=6714

Space is limited and I'd like to keep slots open for folks who didn't attend the first one, but if you attended the other one and want to be on the "wait list" go ahead and fill out the form.

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Re: Brass Embouchure Pedagogy Workshop

Post by Wilktone » Tue May 18, 2021 6:38 am

If you registered for this Saturday's workshop (May 22) I have sent out the Zoom link to the email you gave me this morning. If you didn't get it please check your spam folder and then reach out to me.

As of this morning there is one slot still open, so if you didn't register and are interested in attending go to the following URL and fill out the form. Last time there were a couple of folks who needed to back out, so I will put together a "wait list" if that fills up.

https://wilktone.com/?p=6714

Looking forward to "seeing" you on Zoom this Saturday at 1:30 PM Eastern Time.

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