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  1. Sounding Brass Site

    Sounding Brass is a great site, with links to dozens of other resources on the web as well as many fine articles on the Sounding Brass site. They offer RSS feeds if you wish to stay up to date that way:


    Sounding Brass
  2. Cornet-Euphonium Duet on YouTube

    I found a nice duet for cornet and euphonium, performed by the Korea Staff Band of the Salvation Army. It's hard to hear the euphonium, but still worth a listen:


    I'll Not Turn Back - Cornet and Euphonium
  3. Several More Christmas MP3 Downloads

    As I look forward to enjoying Christmas with my family and friends, I would like to help others enjoy the holiday season by linking here a few more Christmas MP3 files that you are free to download. These are from some of the finest military bands in the world, including the official bands of The U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard.

    The United States Navy Band, Happy Holidays album:

    The United States Coast Guard Band, Live Concert ...

    Updated 12-18-2017 at 07:17 PM by davewerden

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  4. Christmas Music -USAF Band, Children Go Where I Send Thee

    OK, you probably figure you have already spent enough during this Christmas season, so how about a FREE MP3 file? This is another fine performance by the excellent United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.):


    Children Go Where I Send Thee


    (If you look back at previous blog posts, you will find many more free downloads of holiday music by military bands.)
  5. When Do You NOT Want to Double-Tongue Evenly?

    (People use different sounds to double tongue, but for this discussion I'll assume you are using a ta-ka-ta-ka pattern.)


    Normally when double-tonguing you want to make the articulation, sound, and rhythm absolutely even. However, double-tonguing can also be used when the rhythm is uneven. For example, when you are playing a fast dotted-eighth/16th figure, you can use a 'TA" on the dotted 1/8th and a "KA" on the 16th note. To present this visually:


    With normal ...
  6. Air Force Band Holiday Music - Deck the Halls

    Another addition to our series of free military band music, here is The United States Air Force Band performing Deck the Halls. This arrangement by arr. TSgt Lawrence LaDuke is from their album Joy to the World:


    Deck the Halls
  7. New - Doc Severinsen Store on Amazon

    Regular visitors to this site already know that we have had a comprehensive Doc Severinsen Discography for some time. I also link to Doc's recordings in some places because he is such a great model of a brass musician.


    There is now a new Doc Severinsen Store on Amazon that is exclusively for fans of Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show (with Johnny Carson). You will find CD's, books, and videos by following the link below:


    Doc Severinsen Store
  8. More Christmas Music - Rock of Ages, Navy Band

    Another in our series of military music, available for free download (as an MP3 file). This one is from The United States Navy Band's holiday album Happy Holidays:


    Rock of Ages, U.S. Navy Band
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