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Why do Brass Instruments Have at Least Three Valves?

A brass instrument is just a long piece of plumbing (or tubing) coiled up for compactness.  In the photo you can see a trumpet, stretched out so that its tubing is mostly straight.  You can also see a coiled up[...]

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The Most Important 12-bars of Music in the World Today

In my opinion—and I welcome argument—the 12-bar blues, which evolved from the culture of black Americans, mostly slaves, in southern states is the most important 12 bars of music in world musical culture today. Jazz is played in most parts[...]

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West Michigan New Horizon s Music Ensembles Scores Big Grant

West Michigan New Horizons Music Ensembles and I are extremely pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. It is a very exciting time for the organization as we[...]

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Harold J. Crosby Band Camp 2017

The leaves are changing colors here in Dexter, Maine, and fall comes with its own music, “music ringing through the autumn magic that is Dexter.” To add to that magic and music, the Carl R. Cuthbert Community Band Foundation again[...]

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Technology Saves the Day

Using Technology to Organize your Sheet Music and De-clutter your Bookshelves Every year I have purchased new binders to hold the music for the various bands I play with and with each passing year, our bookshelves sag a little more under their accumulated[...]

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