JESUS stopped right under the tree in which Zacchaeus was, and all at once He looked up and saw Zacchaeus, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down.” I can just imagine Zacchaeus saying to himself, “I wonder who told Him my name? I was never before made known to Him.” But Christ […]
Month: June 2016
Are long tones useful? The predominant tendency, while holding a long tone, would usually be to increase playing pressure, tighten the embouchure, or unconsciously activate various improper actions as one continues to hold the tone. If one can manage to maintain proper ease of playing pressure, etc., it may be worthwhile, yet I really cannot see what value […]
My Greatest Symphony Hall Event……. It was January, 1973, and I was practicing on my Alexander CC tuba in the large tuning room right off the stage in Symphony Hall. It was vacation period so no one else was in the building, save for the man at the stage door. I was all alone, and […]
Long tones are good, if the sound is good. I have my doubts about the value of bad sounds being held for a long time.
Remembering the tour in 1989 with the wonderful Canadian Brass, and the marvelous artists in the NY Phil and the BSO.