Grade 4 - Adult
Like all private lessons at SNJ Studio of Music, brass lessons are tailored to the specific requirements, objectives, and pace of the individual student. Students will learn basic curriculum concepts for all brass instruments, as well as specifics for individual instruments.
Fundamentals – The cornerstone of great technique
Formation and cultivation of the embouchure
Articulation fundamentals, including: tongue placement, air speed, and shape of oral cavity
Proper hand position and posture
Transposition basics and how to read notes for your instrument
Development of musicality
Style and interpretation in solo and ensemble literature
Reed, ligature, and mouthpiece information, including reed strengths and placement of reeds on mouthpiece
Placement of the mouthpiece inside the oral cavity (or in the case of flutes, placement on the lower lip)
Finger technique, including alternate fingerings and technique exercises.