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GENERAL INTEREST BRASS SITES
GENERAL MUSIC LINKS
MUSIC STORE LINKS
MILITARY MUSIC WEBSITES
MILITARY BAND ARTICLES AND MUSIC
Brace Guard - Search Amazon.com
for Standard Brace Guard
- International Trumpet Guild.
- International Horn Society
- International Trombone Association.
- International Tuba Euphonium
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
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.
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
of Herbert L. Clark, cornet virtuoso & bandmaster. A great collection of
memories and insights!
Bach Trumpet Museum Pictures
Blog Trumpet Related Articles
Story & pictures of Bud Brisbois, lead trumpet for the Stan Kenton Big
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
- 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
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 &
- An online store specializing in "special music, CDs, and other items for
- 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
- 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 &
- A collection of articles written by Douglas Yeo, bass trombonist with the
Boston Symphony Orchestra. Not all pertain to trombone performance, but all
- 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
- History of the contrabass trombone
- The Official Homepage of Christian Lindberg
- 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
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
A good page with general info from
the Vic Firth company that makes sticks.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~marcz/ Marc Zoutendijk, Royal
Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands
http://www.percussionmusiconline.com Percussion Music
Online - online database of percussion literature
All things marimba!
http://www.drummerworld.com DrummerWorld - drumset resource
http://www.thevibde.net/vn Vibraphone info
http://www.metronomeonline.com MetronomeOnline - A
free metronome-no more excuses
The Pivot System. Articles from the
International Trumpet Guild and the International Trombone Association.
The Brass Digest - email discussion list. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
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....
GENERAL MUSIC LINKS
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.
about Online Music courses and degrees.
Extensive list of schools, including two in Michigan, that offer online music courses and/or degrees.
Classical Music Directory - A collection of interesting web pages on a site that sells mp3s.
MUSIC STORE LINKS
lots of free mp3 downloads
Marine Drum and Bugle Corps
Army Field Band
Air Force Band
Coast Guard Band
Miliary Academy Band
Naval Academy Band
Air Force Academy Band
Force Bands Online
MILITARY BAND ARTICLES AND MUSIC
U.S. Army Bands Online
U.S. Military Academy Band
U.S. Air Force Band Free MP3
U.S. Marine Band Free MP3 Downloads
U. S. Navy Band
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