Dec 2013

Fast practice

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Jason Sulliman has posted a great video on fast practice. Rather than starting slowly and clicking up the metronome, fast practice involves starting at tempo but with only a small portion of the passage, gradually adding notes. My favorite method is to start at the end of a passage and to keep adding beats to the front of the lick.
Check out his video on Youtube:
Jason Sulliman fast practice video

Concert schedule - spring 2014

January 25 (Seattle): Brass Band Northwest hosts the Northwest Brass Band Festival with guests Jamie Hood (clinician) and Jens Lindemann (trumpet soloist.)
February 13, 14, 15
(Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup) Northwest Sinfonietta performing Beethoven Symphony 6.
February 23 (Tacoma): Tacoma Symphony Orchestra performing Verdi and other opera excerpts.
February 28 (Tacoma): Jacobsen Series, music of Poulenc (La Masque Bal) and Weill (violin concerto.)
March 22 (Tacoma): Tacoma Symphony Pops featuring the music of Barbra Streisand.
March 23 (Bellevue): Brass Band Northwest performs for Sunday services at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.
April 6
(Bellevue): Brass Band Northwest performs Gregson, Holst, Leland (premiere) and Lovatt-Cooper.
May 4 (Bellevue): Brass Band Northwest performs for Sunday services at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.
May 10
(Tacoma): Tacoma Symphony Orchestra performs Liszt and Mahler.
May 16, 17, 18 (Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup): Northwest Sinfonietta, Rossini, Pasatieri (premiere) and Beethoven.
May 31 (Bellevue): Brass Band Northwest presents ESPANA!, music from Spain and Latin America.