How to overcome stage fright

It can be a terrifying experience to be presented with a large number of people, all staring at you, waiting for you to perform for them. Stage fright, also known as performance anxiety, can manifest in several different ways. For anyone delivering speeches, or presentation, or performances, learning how to overcome stage fright is an important skill.

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Lip trills

Lip trills are a common technique used by brass players for an effect and also to improve their flexibility and articulation. To perform a lip trill, the player must quickly alternate between two notes, just using their lips. Here are the steps to perform lip trills on a brass instrument: Warm up Before attempting the […]

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Bugle Calls

Purpose of bugle calls Bugle calls serve several purposes in the military. They are a traditional means of communication that have been used for centuries to convey orders, signal the start and end of activities, and provide a way to coordinate the movements of troops. While traditionally played on a bugle (like a trumpet with […]

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How AI is impacting the music industry

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is developing at a much faster rate than predicted, and its impact will be felt in most aspects of our modern lives.  AI is already having a significant impact on the music industry, and it is expected to continue to transform the industry in various ways. How AI is impacting the music […]

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Playing low notes

To play low notes on any brass instrument, such as a trumpet, trombone, or tuba, you need to adjust your embouchure and air support to produce a slower air stream. Here are some steps you can follow: Position the mouthpiece correctly Place your lips firmly around the mouthpiece and ensure that your embouchure is tight. […]

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Playing high notes

Playing high notes on a brass instrument can be challenging, but with practice and proper technique, it is achievable. Here are some tips to help you play high notes on a brass instrument: Lip buzzing exercises Lip buzzing exercises can help strengthen your lip muscles and improve your ability to play higher notes. Try buzzing […]

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How to overcome nerves

I once asked a very famous musician, “Why don’t you ever get nervous when playing important gigs?” His response was “If I get nervous, I don’t play well”. This, of course, is true, however, not all of us can consciously control our anxiety when performing. In fact, knowing we won’t play well if we’re nervous […]

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