Coronavirus; free resources for parents and students

Virtual Music Festival

Back Chat BrassAs musicians, teachers and parents ourselves we understand that children (and grown ups!) will be feeling disappointed about the cancellation of grade exams, concerts and special performances they have been practising for - very frustrating to have worked towards something and then not be able to perform and enjoy the fruits of your labour!

We love to see everyone experiencing the joy of making music, so we figure if they can't perform in their celebration, or take their exam, they can share it with us instead in a virtual music festival! Click on the button below to find out more

Warwick Music Online Festival


Cleaning your pInstruments

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Keeping instruments clean is always important, but now more than ever. We thought it would be helpful to provide a quick reminder of what we advice for each of our instruments, take a look at our top tips blog for more information...

Cleaning pInstruments


Activities for children

Having to spend extra time at home with the family can be a mixed blessing! It can be hard coming up with new activities with which to entertain the kids. Last year we shared a blog about keeping little ones busy during the holidays, and we thought it would be helpful to share again now.

Click on the button below for more musical experiments, fun facts, colouring sheets and puzzles to help keep the family entertained...

Fun Family pInstrument Activities


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Warwick Music Publishing; free digital sheet music

 

Until 30th June 2020, Warwick Music Group are making available our top 10 best-selling music education titles from Warwick Music Publishing for students to help support them with remote learning or online lessons.

Click on the title images below for free immediate digital PDF download with the code:

MUSICTOGETHER

Mark Nightingale  20 Jazz Etudes - Tenor Trombone Bass Clef

James Meador  Six-Pack - Solo Tuba

Mark Nightingale  Easy Jazzy 'Tudes - Bb Treble Clef Brass

Peter Gane  Circuit Training - Tenor Trombone Studies

Mark Nightingale  Jazz @ Etudes - Tenor Trombone Bass Clef

Mark Nightingale

20 Jazz Etudes - Tenor Trombone Bass Clef

James Meador

Six-Pack - Solo Tuba

Mark Nightingale

Easy Jazzy 'Tudes - Bb Treble Clef Brass

Peter Gane

Circuit Training - Tenor Trombone Studies

Mark Nightingale

Jazz @ Etudes - Tenor Trombone Bass Clef

Music Marvels  Learn to Play Trumpet

Mark Nightingale  Warm-up Book - Trombone Studies Bass Clef

Music Marvels Learn to Play Trombone

Adrian Taylor  Simple Studies - Tenor Trombone Bass Clef

Benny Sluchin  Alto Trombone Tutor Vol. 1

Music Marvels

Learn to Play Trumpet

Mark Nightingale

Warm-up Book - Trombone Studies Bass Clef

Music Marvels

Learn to Play Trombone

Adrian Taylor

Simple Studies - Tenor Trombone Bass Clef

Benny Sluchin

Alto Trombone Tutor Vol. 1


Music Gurus

As part of its commitment to music teaching and learning, We have produced a number of online teaching and learning resources which are exclusively available through our partners musicgurus.com

MusicGurus logoWe're pleased to say that together we are offering these eight courses completely for free until 30th June 2020.

We hope these free courses with over 6 hours of educational content will support students in remote learning and allow teachers to augment their online lessons.

Click on the links below and use the code:

MUSICTOGETHER


Trombone Circuit Training with Peter Gane & Chris Houlding (94 mins)

 

The course will help encourage student and teacher alike to develop the physical and mental approaches that will serve them well in a solo or ensemble situation. Professors Gane and Houlding reveal the core games, exercises, patterns and ideas that have informed their teaching over the past 30 years, as well as their own playing. Key concepts such as ‘Virtual Reality’ and ‘Mental Practice’ are explained and demonstrated, giving trombonists an indispensable arsenal of practice and performance advice.

pBone Stripes with Liam Kirkman (33 mins)

Featuring Liam Kirkman, past-president of the British Trombone Society and trombonist with Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Michael Buble, these lessons take you through the 4 pBone "STRIPES", from unpacking your new instrument to handling it, learning how to breathe, blowing some notes, playing a tune and even improvising! As you progress through the levels, you'll learn all the fundamental skills the right way, learning faster and avoiding bad habits. This course is perfect for kids who have just been given their first pBone.

Play Authentic Swing Trumpet with Mike Lovatt (62 mins)

The course is structured around 3 specially selected pieces from the book Easy Jazzy 'Tudes that will build your ability to play with Swing feeling. The simple pieces increase in difficulty as the course progresses. By the end of this course, you'll master the intonation, musicality, techniques and dynamics specific to this style. Specifically, Mike covers:

  • Swing groove and articulation
  • Breathing and air flow
  • Inflexions such as bends, vibratos, slides and falls
  • How to use a plunger mute
  • Starting and ending tunes
  • Intonation and musicality

This course comes with sheet music for the 3 tunes, demonstrations of Mike playing each piece that you can slow down and loop to focus on the tricky parts, and backing tracks so you can practice playing along with a real swing band. So let's get started and start swingin'!

Play Authentic Rock Trumpet with Mike Lovatt (55 mins)

The course is structured around 3 specially selected pieces from the book Easy Jazzy 'Tudes that will build your ability to play with the Rock groove. The simple pieces increase in difficulty as the course progresses. By the end of this course, you'll master the intonation, musicality, techniques and dynamics specific to this style. Specifically, Mike covers:

  • Rock groove and articulation
  • Breathing and air flow
  • Inflexions such as bends, vibratos, slides and falls
  • Starting and ending tunes
  • Intonation and musicality

This course comes with sheet music for the 3 tunes, demonstrations of Mike playing each piece that you can slow down and loop to focus on the tricky parts, and backing tracks so you can practice playing along with a real latin band. So let's get started and get groovin'!

Play Authentic Latin Trumpet with Mike Lovatt (44 mins)

The course is structured around 3 specially selected pieces from the book Easy Jazzy 'Tudes that will build your ability to play with Latin feeling. The simple pieces increase in difficulty as the course progresses. By the end of this course, you'll master the intonation, musicality, techniques and dynamics specific to this style. Specifically, Mike covers:

  • Latin groove and articulation
  • Breathing and air flow
  • Inflexions such as bends, vibratos, slides and falls
  • Starting and ending tunes
  • Intonation and musicality

This course comes with sheet music for the 3 tunes, demonstrations of Mike playing each piece that you can slow down and loop to focus on the tricky parts, and backing tracks so you can practice playing along with a real latin band. So let's get started and turn up the latin heat!

Introduction to the trumpet: my first trumpet lesson with Kay Charlton (24 mins)

This course is for total beginners, whether you're a kid or an adult! If you're curious about the instrument and want to know how to play your very first note, then this is the course for you! Kay will tell you all about the instrument and how teach you to make a sound:

  • You'll learn how to hold a trumpet,
  • How to make your first note, first by making a buzz with your lips,
  • How to play with correct trumpet technique, avoiding bad habits
  • How to play your first melodies and even improvise your first tunes
  • How to care for your trumpet

It's all about picking up the good habits first, and fast! If you want to make a great sound on your trumpet or are struggling and need advice to progress, this is for you!

Are You Ready part 1: 5 tunes for beginner trumpeters with Kay Charlton (40 mins) By the end of this course, you'll be playing all kinds of fun tunes in lots of different styles from Rock to Electronic, Bollywood and Latin, and you'll be improvising your own ideas. The tunes are perfectly suited for beginners and are progressive, teaching you step-by-step how to play new notes as you go. If you've never made a sound on the trumpet, make sure you check out our total beginner's course first - we really want you to have fun with the songs, experiment with improvising and making up your own ideas so why wait? Get started on the trumpet today!
Are You Ready part 2: 7 more tunes to learn the trumpet with Kay Charlton (52 mins) By the end of this course, you'll be playing all kinds of fun tunes in lots of different styles and you'll be improvising your own ideas. The tunes are perfectly suited for beginners and are progressive, teaching you new step-by-step how to play new notes as you go. If you've never made a sound on the trumpet, make sure you check out our total beginner's course first - we really want you to have fun with the songs, experiment with improvising and making up your own ideas so why wait? Get started on the trumpet today!