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WINDS Training Series

WINDS Band Training Series shares successful fundamental training techniques practiced by leading music educators in Japan. Each issue of WINDS focuses on an essential concept of band development, offering valuable information for both students and instructors.
  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Saxophone
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Saxophone
    1. Basic Points You Should Knowa) Saxophone assembly /Posture b) Breathing c) Embouchure d) Fingering e) Daily Training f) Maintenance The clinician discusses and demonstrates fundamentals of saxophone assembly and care, detailed aspects of breathing, tone production, and supportive daily exercises. Includes close views of proper embouchure placement and effective finger technique, articulations,... 1. Basic Points You Should Knowa) Saxophone assembly /Posture b) Breathing c) E...
  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Trumpet
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Trumpet
    1. Introduction Planning for effective study, including keeping a practice diary. 2. You Should Know! Basics: Important fundamentals are discussed and shown, including posture, breathing, embouchure, tuning, warm-up methods, and essential components of daily exercise are presented including long tones, scales, tonguing and lip slurs, with play-along score samples. 3. Have fun in playing music!... 1. Introduction Planning for effective study, including keeping a practice diar...
  • [DVD] Young Bands/Young directors
    [DVD] Young Bands/Young directors
    One of our most revealing and diverse WINDS issues, “Young Bands/Young Directors” offers dozens of views of essential fundamental concepts used in organizing and training the band. Intended as an aid for younger teachers and programs, this presentation benefits all groups by describing sources of motivation and camaraderie, effective routines and practices for posture, breathing,... One of our most revealing and diverse WINDS issues, “Young Bands/Young Di...
  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Trombone
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Trombone
    Clinician Akira Kuwata carefully describes all of the basics needed for success on the trombone, from care and construction to physical preparation for producing ideal sound and technique. His pleasant demeanor and playing ease will inspire performers of all ages. Clinician Akira Kuwata carefully describes all of the basics needed for success...
  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Euphonium
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Euphonium
    Euphonium soloist Kaoru Tsuyuki shares his comprehensive view of the instrument's range of capabilities and of the benefit of being fundamentally prepared to explore the euphonium's many expressive options. He offers clear explanations and many vibrant examples to inspire all students of this special member of the brass section. Euphonium soloist Kaoru Tsuyuki shares his comprehensive view of the instrument...
  • [DVD] Teaching Smaller Bands
    [DVD] Teaching Smaller Bands
    "Teaching Smaller Bands" addresses the challenges of organizing, training and performing with a concert band of limited size. Smaller bands are an unique genre which requires an individualized approach to instrumentation, sound development and balance that will favorably distinguish them from other ensembles. 1. Situation for small bands Fundamental training concepts for small concert... "Teaching Smaller Bands" addresses the challenges of organizing, trai...
  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Oboe
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Oboe
    From first notes to reed making, Man Ichihara engagingly addresses dozens of issues and concepts about this enigmatic instrument. He presents his ideas in careful detail and reinforces points with memorable examples and anecdotes, consistently stressing the importance of a pursuing an ideal, secure tone quality from the start.His personal stories and motivations reflect his deep and practical... From first notes to reed making, Man Ichihara engagingly addresses dozens of is...
  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Tuba
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Tuba
    To those interested in the tuba at its best,The DVD, “Mastery Clinic for Tuba” produced by Brain Music in Japan and featuring super tubist Tsugita Shinpei, is a unique and extraordinary document for two reasons: it is a wonderful introduction to the tuba for persons of all ages who may not be familiar with the tuba and it is absolutely the best sampling of tuba playing on the Bb, C,... To those interested in the tuba at its best,The DVD, “Mastery Clinic for ...