Posted by BDSO on 11/19/2019, 6:49 pm, in reply to "notes"
I started doing "I play, you say" with my slowest group. I play the line, they say the notes. At first, it was tough because we have mixed classes and we had different notes being said at once (high brass vs. low brass) but eventually they got better. It helps them to associate the note name with the placement on the staff with the fingering/position (they "air band" as they say the notes) with the correct pitch. Now, if I could just get my low brass to actually play up to pitch and the trumpets to not over blow, I might be on to something. |