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THE HONEST GUITARIST

Hello and welcome to the "Honest Guitarist" a community of musicians on  common ground to mastering music in general and the guitar specifically.
First, a thank you to J.Herman for Everything Guitar and opening the way for guitar players to communicate their experiences.
To be perfectly honest and avoid wasting the readers time, let me state clearly that the ideas presented here are targeted toward the intermediate to advanced player and represents the most basic music and guitar knowledge that an aspiring musician should have command of before moving to more advanced study.
Although the material is advanced, any player should find something of interest to study or to encourage further research. 
The idea for presenting such a project was born of my own experiences.
After many years of playing I decided to further my studies under a professional tutor, only to discover many weaknesses in areas of music, harmonic function and guitar technique.
Although the experience was inspiring it was, to a greater extent, disheartening, discouraging and expensive.
While I did continue with my studies I also kept a list of things that I realized I should have known before attempting to learn at the "bended knee" of a professional teacher.

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After using MuseScore for some time and after recently completing a "master class" (I use the term loosely) it seemed to me that this great music software program could serve an excellent teaching tool to present that exact information.
Hopefully, the "scores" presented will generate some serious thought and study while the student awaits the next book or video or Heaven forbid spends a small fortune on Skype lessons.

I'm working on Book #1 and in the mean time here is a voicing of "Christmas Time Is Here"  for guitarists this season.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
   

Timbre for con sordino F horn?

in Brass

Hi!  I seem to recall there used to be a way to specify/choose various muted brass timbres, but I'm having trouble relocating that info: am I misremembering?  (My present need is for an F-horn "con sordino," but I'd appreciate the general knowledge of either how to or where to find such timbre mods.)  Thanks!

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Resistance Training

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Hello Fellow Brass Musicians,

I have been playing trumpet for a while now. My range goes all the way to double C and a Double B flat(Meaning a good tone on B Flat). As my range goes up, I noticed that my resistance is not as good (I loose my chops faster, and can only practice my music for an hour before I have to stop) I have tried loosening up and using more air to hit high notes but it still doesn't work. If any of you could help, I would appreciate it so much!
Thanks!
TheBlueTrumpeteer

New Front Ensemble Étude!

    A front ensemble lot tune! It has sound effects and panned audio! MANY time signatures (9 to be exact) and it sounds spectacular! You wouldn't wanna click away! Enjoy!  

https://musescore.com/kenandpete/trilogy-of-nature-i-storm-front-ensemble-etude
Be sure to like, critique, and follow! Also, check out our penultimate project, Never Forget! 
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New Front Ensemble Etude!

    A front ensemble lot tune! It has sound effects and panned audio! MANY time signatures (9 to be exact) and it sounds spectacular! You wouldn't wanna click away! Enjoy!  

https://musescore.com/kenandpete/trilogy-of-nature-i-storm-front-ensemble-etude
Be sure to like, critique, and follow! Also, check out our penultimate project, Never Forget! 
https://musescore.com/kenandpete/never-forget-an-indoor-percussion-show-full-version

New Front Ensemble Etude!

    A front ensemble lot tune! It has sound effects and panned audio! MANY time signatures (9 to be exact) and it sounds spectacular! You wouldn't wanna click away! Enjoy!  

https://musescore.com/kenandpete/trilogy-of-nature-i-storm-front-ensemble-etude
Be sure to like, critique, and follow! Also, check out our penultimate project, Never Forget! 
https://musescore.com/kenandpete/never-forget-an-indoor-percussion-show-full-version

Theme

 I am looking for theme for an imaginary annual award ceremony for animation. If you are interested please say so. If you already have a piece in mind, get it to me asap. Thanks. Also the name is the Spring Creek Awards for Animation, if it helps. I would prefer a fanfare, but anything goes.

Welcome to this Group!

In this group, all brass players will perform in an ensemble. We will not physically gather and play together. Instead, we will film ourselves and I will put all of the filmed videos together. It will look very cool!

Edward Konyrev

UPDATE:
If you are interested in participating, reply to this discussion and tell me what instrument you play and how long you have been playing it.