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Farkas, Philip -- The Art of Brass Playing
The Art of Brass playing is a treatise on the formation and use of the brass player’s embouchure. It includes sections on the embouchure’s function, mouthpiece placement, moist versus dry lips, the lip aperture, articulation, mouthpiece pressure and breath control. A must for all brass players, this includes photos of the embouchure of Adolph Herseth, Philip Farkas, Edward Kleinhammer, and Arnold Jacobs, among others. This book has become a standard in brass technique classes and at conservatories everywhere.
artofmusicianshipNEW Farkas, Philip -- The Art of Musicianship
The Art of Musicianship explores the skills, knowledge and sensitivity needed by the mature musician to perform in an artistic and professional manner. It has been used since 1976 in brass classes and music appreciation courses across the country. Topics of discussions include; Musicianship, phrasing, dynamics, tempo, rhythm, articulation, intonation, ensemble playing and stage fright, to name a few.
funksmall2 Funk/Disco Horn Section
Boasts gems by Tower of Power, Parliament, and the Commodores, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and others: Brick House, Disco Inferno, Dr. Funkenstein, Fire, Give it to Me Baby, Hold On I'm Comin', Lucretia Mac Evil, Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pick up the Pieces, Serpentine Fire, Superstition, That's the Way (I Like it), What is Hip, Y.M.C.A., You Should be Dancing
AM42102smallNEW Mehegan, John -- Jazz Improvisation 1: Tonal and Rhythmic Principles
By John Mehegan, Preface by Leonard Bernstein. Revised and Enlarged Edition. The fundamental musical concepts used by every great jazz musician from Buddy Bolden to Dizzy Gillespie. Here for students, professional and amateur musicians and serious Jazz enthusiasts. More than 70 lessons that define and clearly systematize the basic principals of Jazz using more than 60 jazz standards as examples. Heralded by many Jazz greats.
marchsmall.jpg Playing with the Band - March Melodies for Trombone
For Solo instruments and play-along CD with concert band. Includes marches by E.E. Bagley, Julius Fucik, John N. Klohr, John Philip Sousa and Carl Teike. You are always playing the melody; even The Stars and Stripes Forever Piccolo part is transcribed! Arranged by Larry Clark, published by Carl Fischer.
popsmall2 Pop/Rock Horn Section
The best from The Beatles, Van Morrison, Steve Winwood, Steely Dan, Santana & Rob Thomas, Chicago, and others: Bright Side of the Road, Higher Love, Hot Hot Hot, The Impression That I Get, Jump, Jive, an' Wail, Livin' la Vida Loca, Magical Mystery Tour, Peg, Smooth, Spinning Wheel, Sussudio, 25 or 6 to 4, Vehicle, Will It go Round in Circles, Zoot Suit Riot.
rnbsmall2 R&B Horn Section
Serves up Sam & Dave, Ray Charles, James Brown, Average White Band, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and others: Cut the Cake, Dancing in the Street, Gimme Some Lovin', Hallelujah I Love Him (Her) So, Hard to Handle, I Got You (I Feel Good), In the Midnight Hour, It's Your Thing, Knock on Wood, Mustang Sally, September, Sir Duke, Soul Finger, Soul Man, You've Made Me So Very Happy
tuneup Tuneup: Basic Training Intonation System
With a timbre engineered to expose pitch discrepancy immediately, the Basic Training audio CD provides the player with three crucial exercises per Key. The player first sings, then plays against the CD, listening for the “beats of pitch discrepancy. As the player moves his or her pitch to correct the beats, perfect placement is found and held, establishing a “groove” where the perfect, pure interval is easily recognized in context.

The first exercise, the Tonic Track Exercise, is a drone using a complex timbre quick to expose the “beats” of pitch discrepancy. By following the provided studies, the player learns the location of each Major and minor interval per key, places the interval in both scales and arpeggios, and uses the exercise for excerpt, solo and etude development. However, Basic Training does not stop there!

The second exercise extends the intervals learned in the Tonic Track Exercises to full, perfectly tuned chords . The Interval Study provides the player with eight separate patterns that focus on the Root, Dominant and Third of the chord and on movement within the chord. Here the player learns to apply the intervals within the context of the chord.

Finally, the difficult skill of playing minor intervals is honed in the Minor Interval Study. Two patterns are provided to ease the player into mastering major and minor intervals.

The Basic Training Text lays an ample foundation for musical acoustics as it applies to intonation and also provides step by step guidance on developing the ear and using the audio CD. Included in the text is a Note Tendency Chart to track your instruments' tendencies and alternate tuning methods to compensate for them.

The Basic Training Workbook is available for instruments in C, Bb, Eb, F and Bass Clef.
Tuneup: Basic Training for Bass Clef instruments in C $54.00
Tuneup: Basic Training for Horn in F $54.00
Tuneup: Basic Training for Trumpet in Bb $54.00