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July 16, 2020
Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium — Edward Gregson's 'Connotations'.
July 01, 2020
The the fourth of our series, Prof Steven Allen takes an in-depth look at one of the major crossover works to the banding movement that came from the Salvation Army composer Ray Steadman-Allen.
June 25, 2020
One of the world's great brass stars talks exclusively to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox about music making in the Coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion, Maurice Murphy and his hopes for the future...
June 20, 2020
The Besson artist reveals some brilliant tips of how to learn and benefit from playing from memory...
June 17, 2020
Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the classic works for the brass band medium — 'A Moorside Suite' by Gustav Holst
June 16, 2020
4BR catches up with freelance professional trombone player Carol Jarvis to find out how she has been keeping busy during the lockdown period.
June 14, 2020
Another session of invaluable tips in the masterclass series from horn player Ross Dunne...
June 12, 2020
4BR catches up with the trombone star to find out more about how the Coronavirus pandemic has affected musical life in Italy and Austria.
June 10, 2020
Ian Porthouse enlists his son Harry to illustrate how to use vibrato correctly and incorrectly!
June 07, 2020
Bramwell Tovey talks to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox about life emerging from lockdown, the National Youth Band and other major issues
June 04, 2020
Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at Edward Elgar's 'The Severn Suite' to find yet more intrigue and debate about its inspiration...
June 03, 2020
The Geneva euphonium artist talks about the benefits of free buzzing and mouthpiece exercises...
June 02, 2020
Another mini-masterclass to enjoy and implement to keep your playing in trim at home...
May 30, 2020
4BR catches up with the newly appointed Musical Director of the Fairey Band
May 25, 2020
The Black Dyke principal cornet and Geneva Performance & Development Artist discusses practice motivation techniques
May 22, 2020
Prof Stephen Allen takes an in depth look at one of the greatest test pieces written for the brass band medium — 'Variations for Brass Band' by Vaughan Williams.
May 22, 2020
The Besson tenor horn artist talks about harnessing the right wind power...
May 17, 2020
Yamaha Artist Russell Gray delivers another mini conducting masterclass — this time about simplifying and clarifying your beating patterns with the baton in your hand...
May 16, 2020
4BR talks to the Tredegar MD following the announcement that he will be the recipient of the 2020 Iles Medal.
May 14, 2020
The Sterling Instruments euphonium star explains how to get to grips and master the art of double tonguing...
May 13, 2020
4BR has been speaking to professional musician and film writer Chris Haigh about a very special project that he is involved with in the United States — about the inspirational trumpet player Ryan Anthony. .
May 12, 2020
One the UKs leading professional trumpet players and teachers guides us through practice structure elements to help tackle the legendary Arban Method...
May 05, 2020
The Black Dyke solo euphonium and Geneva artist Daniel Thomas provides us 5 tips for home practice during the current lockdown.
May 02, 2020
The Black Dyke Geneva artist gives tips on changing your practice regime to keep your lockdown practice interesting — and stop you doing anymore housework!
April 29, 2020
With the 2020 European Championships cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 4BR talks to EBBA President Ulf Rosenberg about the decision and what it means for EBBA and European banding for the future.