Introducing the Canadian Brass Flex System

Introducing the Canadian Brass Flex System

Want to improve student performances in your large ensembles? Get them playing in chamber groups, too. Not only does performing chamber music offer a wonderful way to develop listening and cooperation skills, it also makes it impossible for that gifted but lazy student to “follow” the other members of their section. Suddenly, if they don’t play their part, no one will. 

One hurdle for forming chamber groups is the lack of available instrumentation. While it might initially be tough to imagine violins and saxophones when you think of the Canadian Brass, that’s exactly what they have in mind in their flex system. The idea is that you can simply connect any five kids who are interested in playing chamber music, regardless of what instruments they play. When you do, you increase the likelihood that they will play. And that’s the whole idea. 

Meet Chuck and Jeff of the Canadian Brass

But don’t take our word for it. Hear what the Canadian Brass’ Chuck Daellenbach (tuba) and Jeff Nelsen (horn) have to say about the benefits of performing in chamber groups and how the Candian Brass Flex System – now in SmartMusic – makes chamber music accessible to more young musicians than ever before.

Canadian Brass Flex System Titles in SmartMusic

Today there are eleven Canadian Brass Flex System titles in SmartMusic.  

Title Composers/Arrangers
Amazing Grace Early American; Barnes, Walter
Battle Hymn of the Republic American; Barnes, Walter H.
Echo Carol Traditional German; Barnes, Walter
Fanfare for a Maple Leaf Canadian; Barnes, Walter H.
Music from the Royal Fireworks Handel, George Frideric; Barnes, Walter
Ode to Joy Beethoven, Ludwig van; Barnes, Walter
Saint Anthony Chorale Haydn, Franz Joseph; Barnes, Walter
Sanctus Schubert, Franz; Barnes, Walter
Steal Away Spiritual; Barnes, Walter
Suite From Water Music Handel, George Frideric; Custer, Calvin; Mills, Fred
Westminster Abbey Purcell, Henry; Barnes, Walter

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