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.
BSO Principal Trombone, Toby Oft demonstrates Bordogni Etude No. 4, with a reminder to "take responsibility for your success".
BSO timpanist Tim Genis demonstrates the timpani stroke.
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.
BSO bassist Carl Anderson offers a tutorial on the iconic theme of Mozart's Symphony No. 40.
Carl Anderson demonstrates a second excerpt from Mozart's Symphony No. 40, focusing on the bow stroke and phrasing within a continuo part.
Principal trombonist Toby Oft discusses tonguing and the use of air in Bordogni's Etude No. 3.
BSO violinist Wendy Putnam offers instruction on two tricky excerpts from the first movement of Brahms' Symphony No. 2.
Mike Winter provides an in-depth tutorial on the iconic opening horn solo in Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2.
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!
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!
BSO violist Danny Kim shares his insights on preparing an audition excerpt from Beethoven Symphony No. 5.
BSO bassist Larry Wolfe (plus four friends!) unveils secrets about preparing the iconic solo from Mahler 1.
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!
BSO violist Cathy Basrak explains and demonstrates an excerpt from Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream".
Join BSO trumpet player Tom Siders as he tackles the familiar - and challenging! - trumpet calls from Strauss' Ein Heldenlebel.
Join BSO cellist Mihail Jojatu for a tutorial on one of the most beautiful melodies from Brahms Symphony No. 2.
BSO tubist Mike Roylance gives an in-depth lesson on Wagner's iconic theme from “Ride of the Valkyries”.
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.
How to play legato with Ben Levy, double bass:
Your breath is the architect of melodic leaps - Toby Oft
EEnglish horn excerpt tutorial on Debussy's "La Mer" with Rob Sheena.
Learn more about the iconic, off-stage "trumpet call" in Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.3, with BSO member Ben Wright.
BSO horn player Mike Winter shares his tips on playing one of his favorite third horn excerpts from Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet!
Timpanist Tim Genis demonstrates the mechanics behind his "grip" on his timpani mallets.
Mickey Katz offers a tutorial on an excerpt from Debussy's La Mer.
BSO Principal Trombonist Toby Oft address how to sing & sustain with a world class breath & buzz.
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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