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    30 Day Technical Challenge

    The 30 Day Technical Challenge This 30 day program is a step by step guide to improve your technique. Each practice session is laid out day by day, exercise by exercise for maximum technical improvement. During the next 30 days you will improve: Breathing Lip Flexibility Single Tonguing Finger Dexterity The Bootcamp will only require a small amount of extra time on top of your normal practice regiment. All you will need is a metronome and your instrument. It does not matter if you are grade 1 or grade 8+ this program will improve your technique. Practice Until Failure If you do not practice until you fail, you are not pushing your technique to its limit. Whether it be squeezing the last drop of air out of your lungs in a breathing exercise, or completing a tonguing exercise until your tongue is completely exhausted, the harder you push yourself the more progress you will see during the 30 days. Taking The Tests Take all 4 tests on day 1. Try to push yourself and reach the highest level possible. There over 20 levels that you can achieve on each test. Start each test from the beginning, playing each exercise at the stated tempo markings before moving on. Exercise 1 corresponds to levels 1 - 5, one level for each tempo written. Levels 6 - 10 are from Exercise 2, 11 - 15 Exercise 3 and 16 - 20 Exercise 4. If you reach level 20, continue changing the tempo on Exercise 4 until you reach failure. Add 1 level for every extra tempo marking completed. Make note of the level you achieve for each test, this will be needed for your comparison at the end of the 30 days. Once you have taken the tests simply follow the calendar and complete the set exercises each day. The weekend practice sessions ask you to repeat the exercises from earlier in the week. This gives you a second chance to push your technique further on each exercise. The Final Test Complete the 4 tests again on day 30 and compare your results. Good luck and enjoy the next 30 days!

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  • £19.50

    Endlessly - William Elsom

    This melodic Tenor Horn solo was composed for Kate Brown of the FulhamBand. With moving band parts and a tuneful, yet technical solo part, this piece allows the soloist to show off their high register and technical skills whilst maintaining entertainment value for the audience. A welcome addition to any horn player's repertoire.

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    Flourish! - Bill Willis

    Composed for the Baritone players of Bournemouth Concert Band, this is a rare work for what has been, until recently one of the most under-rated instruments in the Brass Band. Marked "Allegro Giocoso", this lively piece shows off the band and allows the soloists to demonstrate their melodic and technical skill

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    I See The Light from 'Tangled' - Alan Menken - Adrian Horn

    Disney’s take on the story of Rapunzel saw veteran Disney composer, Alan Menken score the film and from it, came the hit, ‘I See The Light’. A lyrical ballad, out of all the tracks produced for the film, Alan stated that this was his favourite of them all. Now arranged by Adrian Horn for solo cornet and band, this release is perfect for soloists looking to perform something popular with general audiences of all ages. With little in the way of technical difficulty, this would be a great item for younger players to enjoy. One not to be missed this Summer.

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    Phoenix - David Holling

    Phoenix is a programmatic study depicting the life of the fascinating fictitious bird. The opening is dramatic and yet joyous, followed by the first theme that represents the bird in flight; light in style but relentless all the same. A touch of Latin imposes on a small part of the opening section before returning to the theme once again. The 'Tranquillo' section represents the calm dignity of the bird's fate before the tender slow movement conveys the Phoenix's death with a new theme. This is chance for the soloists to demonstrate musical and technical skill and should be treated interpretively, not mechanically. A fanfare then bursts forth followed by a serious but short fugal section as the Phoenix is reborn. The bird takes flight again in the closing section of music where the melodic content should always be at the forefront of the ensemble.

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  • £17.50

    We Wish You A Merry Christmans - Trad - Stephen Tighe

    This smashing arrangement of the famous tune will leave your audiences wanting more and more at the end of your concerts. Written in the style of a fast Fugue, with some technical challenges, but well worth the effort. An instant hit with players and audiences alike.

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    With The Sun On His Face - Kevin Riley

    Sub-titles For Jamie, Who Liked To Lay In The Sun, this happy little piece demands no major technical work from the band. With great parts for the soprano, xylophone (not essential) and a little bass trombone solo to end with, this is a welcome addition to any bands library

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  • £29.95

    54 Studies and Duets - Lucy Pankhurst

    This collection of studies focusses on multiple aspects of brass technique. The studies themselves are set into three categories, allowing players to identify specific pieces that complement their current practice effectively.6 MELODIC PATTERN STUDIES:These studies use repetitive melodic and rhythmic configurations in a variety of keys and styles to help develop confident pattern recognition. There are intentionally no suggested dynamics or breath marks, so players are encouraged to incorporate their own.11 SLUR STUDIES:Flexibility is essential for effective brass technique. These studies specifically work on airflow and breath control to achieve effective slurs and lip slurs in performance.22 TECHNICAL STUDIES:Each of these studies focus on different aspects of brass performance technique, including digital dexterity, articulation, control, air support, flexibility, low range and optional pedal tones.15 DUETS:Covering a wide range of styles, these short duets incorporate technical elements that have been approached in the studies, giving the opportunity to put them into context with a fellow musician. Practising technical exercises individually is very different to performing with another player, so have fun putting these together!Lucy Pankhurst

    Estimated delivery 3-5 days
  • £62.80

    Bekken (Fra Lyriske stykker opus 62) - Edvard Grieg - John Brakstad

    "Brooklet is one of the movements from Grieg's Lyric Pieces for Solo Piano opus 62.Information for the conductor:Brooklet is an technically advanced work for solo piano. In this arrangement, technical passages are simplified by overlapping and doubling some of the parts.To master the technical challenges and make it sound effortless, it is important to pay close attention to balance and precision.Some of the parts also have alternative parts added which can lower the technical challenges a bit."

    Estimated delivery 10-14 days

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  • £79.95

    Orion - Paul Lovatt-Cooper

    Orion was named after the giant huntsman in Greek mythology and is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognisable constellations in the night sky. This piece and its inspiration were composed as a tone poem creating a musical picture of this amazing phenomenon.The opening introduces the constellation. Starting mysteriously with the percussion and basses this section develops a series of rhythmic and harmonic interludes from the upper brass. As this introduction develops, the melodic line lead by the Solo Cornet and Euphonium builds as the accompanying instruments increase in their rhythmic complexity. This section climaxes with a short fanfare motif which will be a prominent theme throughout this piece.The fast rhythmic section that follows serves as a technical test for the players. The thematic device introduced by the Solo Cornets is passed around various soloists and sections within the ensemble. This part of the tone poem gives the opportunity for the ensemble to highlight their technical prowess. The fanfare motif returns to conclude this section and takes the piece into the slow middle movement.Motifs heard earlier are mixed with new ideas in this slow section which give an opportunity for a variety of soloists to demonstrate their musical prowess. After the various solo passages and cadenzas, the mood shifts dramatically to a more ominous section that builds in texture and dynamic. Concluding with our returning fanfare motif the piece then builds in momentum towards our finale section.This finale is a technical showcase which will further test the playing ability and stamina of soloists, small groups and the full ensemble. Using prominent musical themes heard throughout this piece the music builds to a glorious conclusion fitting with wonderful constellation.

    Estimated delivery 12-14 days