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Developing Expression in Brass Performance and Teaching

By Gregory R. Jones

© 2016 – Routledge

188 pages

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Developing Expression in Brass Performance and Teaching helps university music teachers, high school band directors, private teachers, and students develop a vibrant and flexible approach to brass teaching and performance that keeps musical expression central to the learning process. Strategies for teaching both group and applied lessons will help instructors develop more expressive use of articulation, flexibility in sound production, and how to play with better intonation.

The author shares strategies from today’s best brass instrument performers and teachers for developing creativity and making musical expression central to practicing and performing. These concepts presented are taken from over thirty years of experience with musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, Donald Hunsberger, Leonard Candelaria, John Haynie, Bryan Goff, members of the Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic and from leading music schools such as the Eastman School of Music, The University of North Texas and The Florida State University. 

The combination of philosophy, pedagogy, and common sense methods for learning will ignite both musicians and budding musicians to inspired teaching and playing.

Table of Contents

 

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Forward

1

The Creative Teacher and Student

2

The Athlete and the Artist

3

The Brass Embouchure

4

The Brass Mouthpiece

5

Tone as Our Voice

6

Understanding Brass Intonation

7

A Philosophy for Technique

8

Lip Flexibility for Expressive Tone

9

The Tools of Articulation

10

Effective Practicing

11

Using Filters to Clarify Your Playing

12

Planning for Performance

13

Musical Breathing

14

Planning Your Interpretation

15

Tools for Expressing Musical Peaks

16

Improvisation to Exercise Creativity and Emotion

17

Understanding Performance Anxiety

18

Models for Creative Playing

19

Advice for Applied Teachers

20

Conducting Brass Players

21

Creativity and Student Ownership

Appendixes

Bibliography

Topical Index

 

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS000000
MUSIC / General
MUS023010
MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Brass