Writing for Brass Band – Starting Out

When arranging for the brass band, there are a few things worth considering to make what you do as effective as possible. Carefully considering the typical ranges of each of the instruments, the role that the instrument plays in the … Continue reading

Better articulation for the trombonist

Trombone Articulation Tonguing, and developing articulation, on the trombone requires some additional focus compared with the other brass instruments. Good tonguing technique should enable a clean start to the beginning of the note.  It’s important to always remember that the … Continue reading

A mode of improvisation

The Modes – An alternative to Major and Minor! The modal system comes before the major and minor scales that we regularly use today.  They are often a little bit neglected, which is a real shame as they can add … Continue reading