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Bum Notes from the Brass

When are passages difficult? We began the rehearsal with the 1st movement of Mendlesohn’s #3. We got as far as the 8th bar and started again, and again, and yet again. Why? Because Wes thought that we were not good … Continue reading

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Bum notes from the brass – further thoughts

First a definition: A bum note is a note that is wrong by pitch, dynamics or timing. It includes the correct note but played in the wrong octave, too loud, not loud enough or at the wrong time not to … Continue reading

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