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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 String Bass
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for String Bass
    Introduction In an excellent tutorial for all young bassists, Yoshiaki Maeda draws from his tenure with the world renowned Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra to present additional training options for those who might also perform with a concert band. 1. Check the condition of your instrument Having an instrument in proper condition precedes the study of sound and technique. The clinician describes the... Introduction In an excellent tutorial for all young bassists, Yoshiaki Maeda dr...
  • [DVD] Sonority for Winds: Tuning, Balancing, Blending Ensemble
    [DVD] Sonority for Winds: Tuning, Balancing, Blending Ensemble
    Individual tone quality is essential to creating a good band sound, especially in smaller groups. For the ensemble, good unison playing and blend are the first priority, and second is accurate intonation. This clinic presents methods for understanding and producing correct balance and blend of unison and harmony. Individual tone quality is essential to creating a good band sound, especially ...
  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Bassoon
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Bassoon
    Introduction The talented and entertaining professional Masayuki Okamoto engagingly shares his fascination with the bassoon, presenting essential details in a clear and understandable manner, encouraging instrument. 1. Basic points you should know Assembly, posture, breathing and embouchure; performance details including tonguing, long tones, fingerings and related issues, half-hole, speaker key,... Introduction The talented and entertaining professional Masayuki Okamoto engagi...
  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Percussion Vol. 1 Basic Rhythm Train
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Percussion Vol. 1
    Basic Rhythm Train
    Introduction Master Performer and coach Yumiko Watanabe describes the essential role of the percussion section as a “second director” in the ensemble, and the percussionists’ need to have a reliable grasp of time, an appropriate sound product, and above all, a sense of unity with the ensemble and conductor. First steps to producing a good sound Ms. Watanabe covers the basics of... Introduction Master Performer and coach Yumiko Watanabe describes the essential...
  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Percussion Vol. 2 Snare Drum
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Percussion Vol. 2 Snare Drum
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  • [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Percussion Vol. 3 B.Dr., Cymb., Timp
    [DVD] Mastery Clinic for Percussion Vol. 3
    B.Dr., Cymb., Timp
    Bass Drum, Cymbals, Timpani, Tom-tom Bass Drum, Cymbals, Timpani, Tom-tom ...                                         
  • [DVD] Popstage Spectacular!
    [DVD] Popstage Spectacular!
    Energize your Concert Band - Thrill your Audiences! Energize your Concert Band - Thrill your Audiences! ...                          
  • Combination Set of Basic Training Director's Guide and DVD
    Combination Set of Basic Training Director's Guide and DVD
    The combination of WINDS DVD and WINDS Supplemental Training Methods offer detailed explanations of each presentation while defining specific goals and outcomes. An instructor’s guide identifies which class exercises are most applicable to the stated objectives. Volume 1, Basic Training for Wind Ensemble, outlines and elaborates on clinician Minoru Otaki’s instructional points and... The combination of WINDS DVD and WINDS Supplemental Training Methods offer deta...