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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS - International Trumpet Guild. - International Horn Society - International Trombone Association. - International Tuba Euphonium Association. - Percussive Arts Society


Trumpet Sites

R. Jones Trumpet Page - A links page to end all links pages. Weeks (or months) worth of exploring fun!

Trumpet Players International Network - an email discussion list for students and teachers. This webpage also includes several useful articles (maximizing practice, Arnold Jacobs' masterclass, preparing orchestral excerpts, etc)

"The Cyberspace Resource for Trumpet Players". Includes a bulletin board & email list, lessons, news, classifieds, sound & video & cartoons. The "pictures" page is a must see!

The Trumpet Herald hosts an active classified ads section for used trumpets & accessories

Trumpet Topics contains "mini-essays on various aspects of improving one's skills on the trumpet" by Bryan Goff (professor of trumpet, Florida State University). Samples of articles: Long tones vs. lip slurs, single tonguing, vibrato, practice techniques & habits, lip flexibility exercises, reverse pivot, baroque trumpet study... the list is endless!

Trumpet Practice A nice collection of articles by Hylton Adcroft (Berkshire, England) relating to "how a serious trumpet player practices." Included: the psychology, the mouth shape & vibration, the embouchure, the posture, long tones, lip flexibility exercises, articulation, scale technique, sight reading, repertoire, warm down & self assessment.

Trumpet Playing   Myspace page by Rune Aleksandersen. Rune has put together a set of RealVideo clips that will aid the student who needs to "see it to believe it."

Autobiographical Sketches of Herbert L. Clark, cornet virtuoso & bandmaster. A great collection of memories and insights!

Bach Trumpet Museum Pictures

Trumpet Blog Trumpet Related Articles

Story & pictures of Bud Brisbois, lead trumpet for the Stan Kenton Big Band

Trumpet Stuff page by Greg Evans is a collection of pictures, sound and video clips of the world's greatest trumpet players (Andrea, Arturo, Brisbois, Byron, Cacia, Cat, Chet, Clark... Drew Carey?...)

Natural Trumpet Resources a collection of links for those interested in the "natural" trumpet (no valves). Good historical photograph links.

French Horn Sites - "The Horn List" email discussion list for professionals, students and amatueurs. Over 460 members currently & rated "safe" for kids by Onelist - The Thomas Bacon HornPage - includes the CyberHorn Museum (which contains a complete history of the horn - with pictures, featured articles, and a musical term reference), Horn Trivia, The Study Guide (goals for various levels of playing) and links of interest to horn players. - Includes a HUGE database of archived discussions from the email discussion lists (over 300 topics currently covered, with a search engine!), an exclusive article on the "Mark Veneklasen" horn that has "changed horn playing for ever with its revolutionary design". Don't miss the "horn Significa" - to test your knowledge of all things "HORNy" & the free classifieds page. - Webpage for the International Horn Society features articles from the "Horn Call". Sample: "Audition Excerpt List", "The Infinite Power of Self-determination", "Medical Problems of Wind Players", "A Guide to Testing Horns." - A personal favorite from the IHS webpage - deserving of it's own listing. "Diamond in the Rough" is a photo essay of some unique horn designs from the 19th & early 20th centuries - A Guide to Horn Playing - in college-conversational english. Features: Acoustical differences in materials of horn bells, slides, selecting a mouthpiece, breathing, embouchure, playing positions & emptying out the horn - The WarmUp Book - an essay on effective french horn warmup written by Robert Ward, Associate Principal Horn for the San Francisco Symphony. - Midi accompaniment files for horn players, including Beethoven, Brahms, Dukas, Mozart, Hindemith, Strauss, etc. Students can practice their solo WITH the accompaniment part on the computer! - Frequently Asked Questions in the IHS newsgroup. Lots of great links and information
French Horn links, con’t - Index to a hundred or so gifs and jpegs of french horns that you can download. - Information about jazz french horn (?), players, discography, features & useful books - An online store specializing in "special music, CDs, and other items for the Horn"

Trombone Sites - email discussion list for trombone students and professionals. Includes a compilation of previous discussions: equipment, slide care & treatments, pedagogy, literature, artists & groups, etc. - Online Trombone Journal with news, articles & resources. Very sparse in content. - A trombone history page (also available in French). No pictures, but a good amount of information, along with "repetoare" page & basic facts on pitch ranges of the family of trombones - The homepage of the British Trombone Society. Includes articles, audio files and historical pictures - The trombone homepage of japan. Includes an online concert in RealAudio of Monti's "Czardaz" and Schubert's "Ave Maria" (okay, so not every page is in english...) - The Trombone Virtual MasterClass. A series of notes from lessons & master classes the author has attended (including Arnold Jacobs, Robert Kraft & Doug Yeo) - A collection of articles written by Douglas Yeo, bass trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Not all pertain to trombone performance, but all worth reading! - Commander Trombone presents the Jazz Trombone Time Capsule. Includes sound clips and articles on legendary jazz trombone players Trummy Young, Fred Beckett, J.C. Higginbotham & Dickie Wells - "The Pantheon of Jazz Trombonists - A celebration of the lives and artistic achievements of some of the greatest masters of the trombone." Includes sound clips and articles on legendary jazz trombonists. - A compilation of literature for the alto trombone by Robert Kehle, including methods & orchestral excerpts, available solos written before 1900, and various solo and arranged works - "This page contains information about the sadly neglected F bass trombone, an instrument ousted by the hybrid, large bore Bb instruments refered to today as bass trombones. Strictly speaking, these modern "bass trombones" are in fact nothing of the kind..." Kinda sets the tone, doesn't it? Includes the bass trombone picture gallery, an essay on the difference between the bass & tenor trombone & anagrams of a bass trombone. - History of the contrabass trombone - The Official Homepage of Christian Lindberg

Euphonium/Tuba Sites - general website for Tube and Euphonium by David Werden, EUPHONIUM soloist with The U.S. Coast Guard Band - The ultimate explanation on the differences between a baritone and a euphonium by David Werden, EUPHONIUM soloist with The U.S. Coast Guard Band - "TUBAEUPH is an unmoderated list providing information, discussion, and ideas concerning all aspects of the tuba and euphonium. Subjects for discussion may include performance, pedagogy, literature, equipment, and other topics that may be of interest to the subscribers." - A very high traffic tuba bulletin board - MP3 audio clips of Classical tuba performances by Oystein Baadsvik (Norwegian site). Includes Hindemith, Madsen, Sivelov, Kraft, Gaathaug & Monti's "Czardas" Article by Oystein Baadsvik on the pylosophy behind becoming a great tubist - "light" reading for a heavy instrument! - Great collection of articles for becoming a better player, including compete MP3 recordings of Arnold Jacobs' masterclass from the 1973 ITEC. Also has fingering charts for BBb, CC, Eb & F tuba. - A collection of articles by Dr. Funderburk, tuba professor from the University of Northern Iowa. Including: Articulation, Auditioning, Breathing, Buzzing, Sound Improvement, Using the 4th valve & Where to Breath. - Pedagogical Material from Dr. Skip Gray, University of Kentucky. Includes articles and PDF exercises for download. - Historical Development of the Euphonium by Michael J. Colburn - mostly dates with a short paragraph discription - The Original Sousaphone page with a picture of John Phillip Sousa himself holding the horn! - The official TubaChristmas site - complete information about tubachristmas (locations by state, date, registration forms, merchandise forms, etc) - Euphonium and Tuba Jazz Discography

PERCUSSION SITES A good page with general info from the Vic Firth company that makes sticks.  Marc Zoutendijk, Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands Percussion Music Online - online database of percussion literature All things marimba! DrummerWorld - drumset resource Vibraphone info MetronomeOnline - A free metronome-no more excuses

An Introduction to Donald S. Reinhardt's Pivot System
The Pivot System.  Articles from the International Trumpet Guild and the International Trombone Association.

The Brass Digest - email discussion list. Send email to, stating that you wish to be included. You can specify digest (1 message/day) or individual messages (many messages/day).
Serial numbers and relevent information to calculate the age of your horn  
The Brass Bulletin - the International Magazine for Brass Players (english link). A considerable virtual gallery of the Brass Bulletin - fantastic source of articles, news and information!  
"The Historic Brass Society is an international music organization concerned with the entire range of early brass music, from Ancient Antiquity and the Biblical period through to the 20th century. The history, music, literature and performance practice of early brass instruments such as natural trumpet, natural horn, early trombone,cornetto, serpent, keyed bugle, keyed trumpet, early valve horn, 19th century brass instruments are some of the main issues of concern to the HBS..." A scholarly journal.  
Brass players in film music. "Learn more about their line of work and meet the players who played the original scores of my personal favorite brass heavy soundtracks!!" Complete with RealAudio clips.  
A low-cost musical valveless brass instrument... definitely sets a new standard!  
Website of the Olde Town Brass - "group of musicians who perform in the manner of early American bands" Includes a wonder picture gallery of original horns dating from the mid 1800's.  
Cryogenic Processing for Brass Instruments - "has been hailed as the greatest advancement for brass instruments in the last 50 years. Brass instruments respond to this gentle process providing increased tonal quality, volume and lower or higher register. By treating the instrument at sub-zero temperatures, inherent stresses within the structure of the brass called "residual stresses" are released." hmmm....

The Classical Music Pages - This web site provides you almost everything you need concerning classical music - its history, biographical information about composers (with portraits and short sound examples), explanations of the various musical forms and a dictionary of musical terminologies. It is designed to be of use for everyone from "beginners" to the music professional - decide for yourself how deeply you follow the links.
Information about Online Music courses and degrees.  Extensive list of schools, including two in Michigan, that offer online music courses and/or degrees. classical.html
Classical Music Directory - A collection of interesting web pages on a site that sells mp3s.


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Custom Music (Tuba World) Ferndale, MI

Marshall Music (in Troy, MI)

Anderson Music in Troy, MI)

McCourt's Music (in Berkley, MI; Waterford, MI)

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