Monday, October 24, 2011

Choosing Between a Plastic and Brass Trombone

Introduction to the Trombone For Beginners

The trombone is a very special musical instrument. It is usually made using brass and it is shaped into a kind of long "S" shape. The sound is produced by vibrating one's lip area with the mouthpiece and also shifting the length of the telescoping tube slide up and down. Though most trombones employ a slide, valve trombones have three valves like a trumpet instead of the slide. The two most widely used categories of trombones include the tenor trombone as well as the bass trombone.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Branding and Dynamics - A Band's Map to Success

I was a hippie, a product of the 60's. I could tell another hippie very easily. If I saw a guy with long hair driving an old Volkswagen bus with a peace sign painted on the sides, I knew exactly what he was about. We had a sort of communication of the counter culture. That is branding. I know you hear that a lot. And I know you have heard that branding is more than just creating a good band name and logo. There was an entire identity of the counterculture that pervaded the country. This culture had more or less a single identity. Or I should say a single consciousness held by many thousands of young men and women. We were one. Long live peace and love. Well your band is the same.