Embracing Similarities #2: What Orchestras Can Learn From Bands

Embracing our Similarities Part 2: What Orchestras Can Learn From Bands

Many commonalities exist between the band and orchestra, yet an unnecessary divide can develop between the two. In our previous post, we began to bridge this gap by looking at what bands can learn from orchestras. This week we consider the reverse question.

Parallel of Breath and Articulation to Bowings

The weight and speed of the bow have a direct correlation to the attack and speed of the air in wind instruments.

Embracing Similarities #1: What Bands Can Learn From Orchestras

Embracing our Similarities, Part 1: What Bands Can Learn From Orchestras

Many commonalities exist between the band and orchestra, yet an unnecessary divide can develop between the two. As leaders of large ensembles we are united by many common factors. Some of these factors are quite obvious and others may be less so. It is clear that critical listening skills are mutually important; however, we propose that some less obvious commonalities between the band and orchestra become evident when critical listening is employed across the divide.