BSO HomeSchool - Musicians

BSO HomeSchool: Musicians

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BSO Principal Trombonist Toby Oft plays Bordogni Etude No. 5: Float your tone on an ocean of air.

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BSO Principal Trombone, Toby Oft demonstrates Bordogni Etude No. 4, with a reminder to "take responsibility for your success".

 

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BSO timpanist Tim Genis demonstrates the timpani stroke.

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BSO bassist Ben Levy offers a tutorial on a standard audition excerpt from Brahms Symphony No. 4, which is a "tell" for rhythm, pulse, intonation, tone quality, and articulation.

 

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BSO bassist Carl Anderson offers a tutorial on the iconic theme of Mozart's Symphony No. 40.

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Carl Anderson demonstrates a second excerpt from Mozart's Symphony No. 40, focusing on the bow stroke and phrasing within a continuo part.

 

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Principal trombonist Toby Oft discusses tonguing and the use of air in Bordogni's Etude No. 3.

 

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BSO violinist Wendy Putnam offers instruction on two tricky excerpts from the first movement of Brahms' Symphony No. 2.

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Mike Winter provides an in-depth tutorial on the iconic opening horn solo in Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2.

 

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Ever seen a string instrument played with a chopstick? Join the entire BSO double bass section on a fun, fast-paced, insider's look at the world of "prepared bass", as well as special performances of original works by Tanglewood Music Center fellows!

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Don't miss this rare, exclusive opportunity to be coached by one of the world's great horn players,Gus Sebring, on this year's audition list for the Tanglewood Music Center!

 

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BSO violist Danny Kim shares his insights on preparing an audition excerpt from Beethoven Symphony No. 5.

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BSO bassist Larry Wolfe (plus four friends!) unveils secrets about preparing the iconic solo from Mahler 1.

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Join Daniel Getz for an in-depth analysis of a commonly requested audition excerpt for viola from Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6. Learn about bow articulation, technique, dynamics and more!

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BSO violist Cathy Basrak explains and demonstrates an excerpt from Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream".

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Join BSO trumpet player Tom Siders as he tackles the familiar - and challenging! - trumpet calls from Strauss' Ein Heldenlebel.

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Join BSO cellist Mihail Jojatu for a tutorial on one of the most beautiful melodies from Brahms Symphony No. 2.

 

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BSO tubist Mike Roylance gives an in-depth lesson on Wagner's iconic theme from “Ride of the Valkyries”.

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Celebrated children's book author Jan Brett shares a reading of Berlioz The Bear in this special installment of #BSOatHome. Learn more about how this story came to life and hear "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakov, played by some of the BSO musicians who inspired the story's characters.

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How to play legato with Ben Levy, double bass:

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Your breath is the architect of melodic leaps - Toby Oft

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EEnglish horn excerpt tutorial on Debussy's "La Mer" with Rob Sheena.

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Learn more about the iconic, off-stage "trumpet call" in Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.3, with BSO member Ben Wright.

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BSO horn player Mike Winter shares his tips on playing one of his favorite third horn excerpts from Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet!

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Timpanist Tim Genis demonstrates the mechanics behind his "grip" on his timpani mallets. 

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Mickey Katz offers a tutorial on an excerpt from Debussy's La Mer.

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BSO Principal Trombonist Toby Oft address how to sing & sustain with a world class breath & buzz.

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BSO bass trombonist James Markey offers a mini-lesson on one of the hardest excerpts in orchestral literature for his instrument.

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