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

Get secure double tonguing with this simple guide

Developing double tonguing is an important technique that will enable you to play fast note groupings accurately and evenly.  It is definitely worth spending a little time on this to achieve a clear, even sound. You should already have looked … Continue reading

Getting the right piece for your tuba audition

Your Tuba Audition There are now hundreds of solo tuba pieces and the amount of music being written for the instrument is every increasing.  This is really great news for the tuba but it may provide some confusion when it … Continue reading

Learning a brass instrument online: a blessing or a poison chalice?

Can you really Learn Online? Looking through a Google search on learning to play the trumpet, I am alarmed at how many websites claim that you can learn to play the trumpet (or in fact any of the brass instruments) … 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