The Importance of Controlling Attacks

The Importance of Controlling Attacks

As a brass or woodwind performer, nothing is more important to your sound than complete control over your attacks. While it’s easy to make such a broad claim, I have some practical data to back it up, as well as some suggestions on how you can help your students improve their attacks.

Rhythm That Teaches Itself

Rhythm That Teaches Itself

Teaching rhythm can be both one of the most rewarding and frustrating parts of working with young musicians. Nevertheless, we all recognize how strong rhythm foundations can greatly improve sight reading skills, rhythmic stability, and overall independent thinking in a large ensemble.