Remote Practice Shed
I consider practicing fundamental technique to be a hugely important part of being a musician. As a result, I practice my fundamentals as close to daily as I possibly can. For trumpet, that includes “multi-tonguing,” or double and triple tonguing. Multi-tonguing is a skill that you need to practice regularly in order to maintain a high level.
I was recently working on my double tonguing and noticed my sound quality deteriorating in the upper register on certain passages. This is not uncommon, and it’s one of the reasons I practice that particular exercise. But what was weird was what I did next:
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I recently came across a wonderful blog post written by composer and percussionist Ivan Trevino. Titled “Music and Sandwiches,” the post talks about Trevino’s experiences transitioning from music student to music professional.
I’ll be making my debut performance as the new Principal Trumpeter with the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra in their Classical Christmas program on December 7th. Although I’ve performed with the orchestra many times over the years, I’m very excited to begin working as an official member of the group.
More information is here.
It wouldn’t be Christmas in Metro-Detroit without the annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at First Presbyterian Church, in Northville.
Performing the Messiah and Nutcracker every year marks the start of the holiday performance season for me… something I truly enjoy!
Come on out and hear some great festive music performed live to get yourself in the spirit of the season!!
More information about this performance is available here.