is going to try to be social for a few minutes.
Allen Vizzutti & the Navy Commodores just destroying Seattle w/ their version of Night in Tunisia http://t.co/cyhUZckb
Shaw: “We are really good at teaching our kids to play their instruments, but we’re are lousy at teaching them to perform.” #WIBC2011
Shaw: “It’s ok to rip a little sheet metal as long as there is consistency and core to the sound.” Don’t be afraid to be edgy #WIBC2011
Shaw: “I could not believe the level of crap coming out of the horns!” on hearing CSO horns from behind as a youth #WIBC2011
Shaw: Dark quality of sound grows w/ distance. Must be brilliant at bell so it sounds rich/dark, not peanutbuttery gooey to aud. #WIBC2011
Shaw: Horn is not an instrument by itself, but a composite w/ it’s surroundings. What comes out of the bell isn’t what aud. hears #WIBC2011
JW Shaw: Horn Ss need to know what the horn should sound like. Listen 2 great players-be inspired, whatever form. Soundtracks, etc #WIBC2011
Ponto: What’s role & life force of each voice? What is internally implied shape & expression? Choral does this; band should more #WIBC2011
Ponto: Blend v. Balance. Blend is mix of dif instr on similar lines. Balance is relative weight of dif lines (SATB or Mel/Acc) #WIBC2011
In Bob Ponto (U. Oregon) clinic at Western International Band Clinic. Wish me luck. #WIBC2011
@mikecrain Hey Mike. Yes, we’ll be at TubaChristmas at McClatchy on Dec 10th. I believe I’m slated to conduct a couple of numbers.
I’ll put on the brakes & he’ll fly right by. RT @TubaChic: Apparently you just missed Tom Skerritt at that Starbucks
A little breakfast, & then day 2 of the Western International Band Clinic. #WIBC2011