The Well-Blended Ensemble [Vimeo on Demand]

The Well-Blended Ensemble [Vimeo on Demand]

  • Genre: Winds Method DVD
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: VOD-BOD-7034A

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Focusing on Intonation, Balance and Tone Color Methods for Band

Clinician - Hayato Hirose

Ideal for organizing flexible ensembles and chamber winds groups, "The Well-Blended Ensemble" focuses on improving intonation, balance and tone color for smaller bands. To achieve a well-blended ensemble, there are three concepts to learn - defining the roles of melody and accompaniment parts with volume balance in mind, having awareness of "comfortable" and "uncomfortable" playing ranges per instrument, and the establishment of tonal color. With the enclosed exercises and text, readers can visually learn about tone quality and balance with "Pitch Range Chart" and “Instrumentation Guide" and improve their skills with training exercises and music.

Three basic points to create a balanced sound

  1. Define the roles of melody and accompaniment parts
  2. Determine "comfortable" and "uncomfortable" ranges
  3. Blending


Sound balance for small bands

  1. Assigning each voice and volume balance
  2. Increasing / decreasing players affects the sound
  3. How to create tonal color

Attached music:
Sound Balance Training Exercise

  • Performane basic points
  • Playing with awareness of "Roles"
  • Having awareness of "Comfortable" and "Uncomfortable" playing ranges
  • Blending the sound
  • Applying to music performance
  • Balancing sections in small bands