The Monthly Morsel

Each month ABQ will blog on topics of interest to musicians, music-lovers, and brass players.  Have something you want to hear about? Send us a message.

Building a stronger foundation in good pitch!

Today I want to take about working on our sense of pitch as well as strengthening our ears by practicing while using a constant pitch...

WHERE PLANNING MEETS PERFORMANCE

WHERE PLANNING MEETS PERFORMANCE THOUGHTS ON IMPROVING THE STUDENT RECITAL PLANNING EXPERIENCE Prof. Kelly Langenberg, Horn & Dr. Mark...

Performance Anxiety

All performers deal with performance anxiety to some degree in their lives. There are several possible reasons for anxiety to come into...

Modified Tuba for Quintet Success

So… are you going to sell that one? Something many musicians have often heard from a friend, parent, significant other, or even teacher....

Squeezing Minutes out of Miles

As a busy freelance musician, I spend a lot of time in my car.  Can you relate?  It seems that Americans are spending more time in our...

Quality Over Quantity

My 6 month old daughter still can’t roll over. She arches her neck and back, brings an arm and foot across her midsection, but can’t yet...

" Be A Good Student"

My sister is a nurse. She has been for almost 20 years. So when I found I was going to be admitted to the hospital on bedrest for...

Power Phrases for Brass Players

Back-to-school is just around the corner for most of us. Kelly Langenberg, horn player with Alliance Brass, Alloy Horn Quartet, and...

Alliance meets FredBrass 2018

Alliance Brass had the opportunity to travel to Fredericksburg, Virginia from July 13-15 to work with students at the Fredericksburg...