Clinician Ayako Maeda, of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, provides wonderful demonstrations of essential flute performance, maintenance and study, presenting stellar excerpt examples on flute and piccolo.
The most comprehensive issue of the Winds series, this edition unifies important fundamental training concepts into a practical method for sight-reading, applies training methods to score development,
The clinician discusses and demonstrates fundamentals of saxophone assembly and care, detailed aspects of breathing, tone production, and supportive daily exercises. Includes close views of proper
1. IntroductionPlanning for effective study, including keeping a practice diary.2. You Should Know! Basics:Important fundamentals are discussed and shown, including
One of our most revealing and diverse WINDS issues, Young Bands/Young Directors offers dozens of views of essential fundamental concepts used in organizing and training the band. Intended as an aid for
Clinician Akira Kuwata carefully describes all of the basics needed for success on the trombone, from care and construction to physical preparation for producing ideal sound and technique. His pleasant
Euphonium soloist Kaoru Tsuyuki shares his comprehensive view of the instrument's range of capabilities and of the benefit of being fundamentally prepared to explore the euphonium's many expressive options.
Teaching Smaller Bands addresses the challenges of organizing, training and performing with a concert band of limited size. Smaller bands are an unique genre which requires an individualized approach to
From first notes to reed making, Man Ichihara engagingly addresses dozens of issues and concepts about this enigmatic instrument. He presents his ideas in careful detail and reinforces points with memorable
To those interested in the tuba at its best,The DVD, Mastery Clinic for Tuba produced by Brain Music in Japan and featuring super tubist Tsugita Shinpei, is a unique and extraordinary document for two
The only DVD to feature the conducting of Maestro Fennell, who passed away on December 7, 2004 at the age of 90. In addition to an excellent concert program with the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Dr. Fennell
In an excellent tutorial for all young bassists, Yoshiaki Maeda draws from his tenure with the world renowned Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra to present additional training options for those who might also
Individual tone quality is essential to creating a good band sound, especially in smaller groups. For the ensemble, good unison playing and blend are the first priority, and second is accurate intonation.
IntroductionThe talented and entertaining professional Masayuki Okamoto engagingly shares his fascination with the bassoon, presenting essential details in a clear and understandable manner,
Master Performer and coach Yumiko Watanabe describes the essential role of the percussion section as a "second director" in the ensemble, and the percussionists' need to have a reliable grasp of time, an
Theory, technique and practice for an ideal concert band sound.Building habits of good intonation and blend through increased awareness and effective daily exercise, and using Yamaha's
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