Trumpet Student, Jóhannes Þorleiksson, from Iceland

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Purtle Brass Conference 2010 Summary

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Purtle Brass Conference - Harry Kim and Bill Reichenbach

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Purtle Brass Conference - Alex Iles - Trombone

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Clarke Five Etude in One Breath - Jeff Chesser

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Triple High C - Sergio Frade

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Trumpet Lesson Assignment - Shawn Hines playing Clarke's Technical Studies Etude Five in one breath

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Trumpet Lesson Breath Control Demonstration - Ali Daneshkhah

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Trumpet Student, Walter Civettini, from Italy

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Purtle Brass Conference - Dan Fornero - Trumpet

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Purtle Brass Conference - Rick Baptist - Trumpet

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Purtle Brass Conference - Jon Lewis - Trumpet

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Carl Lenthe's USA premiere of Jiggs Whigham's Suite For Trombone

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Purtle Brass Conference - James Thatcher - French Horn

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Rob Perry plays to Triple High C and Beyond

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The Seven Natural Elements of Brass Playing Video by Claude Gordon

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The Seven Natural Elements of Brass Playing Video by Claude Gordon
 
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Woodwind Doubling by Mary AllyeB Purtle

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:05

Woodwind Doubling

Good Reasons to play multiple woodwind instruments

• enjoyment of the different instruments
• to make yourself more marketable
     - jazz
     - musicals/broadway shows
     - orchestras (mainly primary/secondary instrument doubling)
     - weddings
     - parties
     - teaching

Oboe Reeds

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Oboe Reeds

Good oboe reeds are one of three elements (i.e. a good instrument, a good teacher, and good reeds) that are essential for oboe students to progress properly. Bad oboe reeds allow the student to play in a way that more easily develops bad habits that will last for years into the future. Good reeds result in less frustration for the student that practices correctly.

Machine Made vs. Handmade Reeds

Tools to make reeds and their cost

Skill to make reeds and their cost

Claude Gordon - Master Teacher (The Brass Herald, October 2008 issue) by Jeff Purtle

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I first met Claude in the summer of 1984 at his CG Brass Camp. I was immediately struck by his encouraging and positive attitude. He believed anyone could become a great player and accomplish what others said were only for a gifted few. He showed how all the great players played the same way in regards to fundamentals (i.e. defined as The Seven Basic Items) and that it could done by anyone.

I began private lessons with him on July 24, 1984 at age 16. I studied consistently over the next ten years and eventually became one of the staff at the CG Brass Camp.