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

The right brass instrument – what’s best for the beginner?

Choosing the right, or best, brass instrument for a beginner that has expressed an interest in learning to play a brass instrument can sometimes be a tricky situation.  Which instrument is best for the complete beginner and how do you … Continue reading

How to create, and keep, those musical New Year’s resolutions in 2013

The start of another year and that inevitable feeling that the year ahead needs to promise more than what has gone before.  Time to think about setting some goals or targets and thinking about what you would like to achieve … Continue reading