November 23rd, 2011

Shaw: “We are really good at teaching our kids to play their instruments, but we’re are lousy at teaching them to perform.” #WIBC2011

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Shaw: Horns “want” to play in tune. Do pitch bending exercises to find how the tonal center “feels”. It changes daily. #WIBC2011 #musedchat

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Shaw: Horns sound lush & connected cause they play higher in their harmonic series; they can do more portamento slurs #WIBC2011 #musedchat

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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

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JD Shaw: knowing how the sound diffuses through the environment, horn players must play brighter than they would think. #WIBC2011 #musedchat

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Shaw: “I could not believe the level of crap coming out of the horns!” on hearing CSO horns from behind as a youth #WIBC2011

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Shaw: Dark quality of sound grows w/ distance. Must be brilliant at bell so it sounds rich/dark, not peanutbuttery gooey to aud. #WIBC2011

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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

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JW Shaw: Horn Ss need to know what the horn should sound like. Listen 2 great players-be inspired, whatever form. Soundtracks, etc #WIBC2011

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Thank you! RT @rwsmithcomposer: Finished reh day 2 in Seattle w/ group of amazing musicians. Looking fwd 2 the concert very much. #WIBC2011

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Ponto: What’s role & life force of each voice? What is internally implied shape & expression? Choral does this; band should more #WIBC2011

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Ponto: Balance layers voices in space - giving 3 dimensions to music. Think: like stage blocking of phys positions. #WIBC2011 #musedchat

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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

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Here’s the Rocky II track you referenced: “Vigil” http://t.co/atAdTiG3 @JDFHorn #WIBC2011

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Excited for the JD Shaw #horn clinic beginning in a couple of minutes. Notes to follow. #WIBC2011 #musedchat

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In Bob Ponto (U. Oregon) clinic at Western International Band Clinic. Wish me luck. #WIBC2011

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@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.

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@travisjweller yw, Travis. More coming soon. BTW, We read your West Highland Fanfare in the Director group yesterday. Nice piece. #WIBC2011

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Having a great time at the Western Int’l Band Clinic. Director’s - you should come to this conference next year! #WIBC2011 #MPLN #musedchat

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I’ll put on the brakes & he’ll fly right by. RT @TubaChic: Apparently you just missed Tom Skerritt at that Starbucks

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A little breakfast, & then day 2 of the Western International Band Clinic. #WIBC2011

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I just ousted Janet D. as the mayor of Dave’s Diner and Brews on @foursquare! http://t.co/3vgdoHZT

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