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Playing Fast
with Bob McChesney

Check out this exceptionally informative and comprehensive Hip-BoneU video lesson from the maestro of agility, flexibility and dexterity, the great Bob McChesney. A true virtuoso of the trombone, Bob generously shares his extraordinary insight on how to play fast, focusing in detail on the importance of articulation and slide technique. Don't miss this invaluable and insightful lesson from one of the all-time greats.

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Tom Malone

“John Belushi told me he was going to make me the most famous trombone player since Jimmy Dorsey. I didn’t have the heart to tell him Jimmy was the saxophone player.”

Hip-Bone Music’s bone2pick artist of the month for April is none other than the inimitable Tom “Bones” Malone. Crafting one of the most successful careers in the history of New York brass playing, Tom graciously sits down with Michael to discuss everything from his North Texas State days, his admiration for the great Urbie Green, his early experiences on the road with Woody Herman and Frank Zappa, his tenure as an original member of the Saturday Night Live band, how the Blues Brothers almost didn’t get off the ground and how he recommended Paul Shaffer for the musical director job on the David Letterman show. A great look at a great career that proves the point…nice guys can finish first!

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10 Minute Warm-Up

Twelve all-new exercises and tracks with three variations per exercise. Take your playing and your warm-up to the next level with the latest new book in Michael’s groundbreaking warm-up series. Absolute efficiency and maximum results make the new 10 Minute Warm-Up a must have for all brass players. Available for trumpet or trombone.

“This is the ‘NYC street cart, egg and cheese on a roll’ of warm-up routines—quick, satisfying and efficient. These exercises reinforce the daily fundamental practice needed to be a successful and reliable musician.”
—David Krauss  Principal Trumpet, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

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Playing High Notes
with Wayne Bergeron

Hip-Bone Music proudly presents our latest Hip-BoneU video lesson featuring the czar of all things altissimo, the great Wayne Bergeron. Wayne discusses in detail how he approaches playing in the upper register and how it relates to overall, high quality brass playing. One of the most in demand and consistent trumpet players in the intense Hollywood studio scene, his recording credits include Green Day, Beyonce, Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Seal, Diana Krall, Gordon Goodwin, The Incredibles, Anchorman and Catch Me If You Can, to name just a few. A Yamaha recording artist, Wayne Bergeron is a Grammy nominated band leader and soloist.

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Lead Trombone Playing
with Andy Martin

Hip-Bone Music is proud to announce the release of our latest Hip-BoneU online lesson featuring internationally renowned recording artist and LA studio great Mr. Andy Martin. Whether it’s the importance of time and pitch, the ability to listen, quality of attacks, blending with the lead trumpet and lead alto, Andy covers all the aspects of what it takes to be a stellar lead trombone player. Take advantage of Andy’s insight and knowledge and find out what has made him one of the great lead trombone players anywhere in the world.

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Bone Kill & Trumpet Kill

Crush your next recital with Michael Davis’ newest books Bone Kill and Trumpet Kill. Five suites for solo trombone or trumpet in the style of Bone Man Walking, Trombone Institute of Technology and Michael’s other acclaimed compositions. See product page for video/audio performances and more info.

“Bravo Michael! As a trumpet player and a trombone player, I have played everything you can imagine. Trumpet/Bone Kill will challenge the best of players and develop stamina, flexibility and technique. I highly recommend this book!”
—Chuck Findley  LA Studio Virtuoso/International Recording Artist

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Concepts in Sound
with Chuck Findley

Arguably the most recorded trumpet player of all time, the legendary and iconic Mr. Chuck Findley sits down with Michael to discuss his concept of sound and how he goes about achieving it on a daily basis. Chuck generously shares his insight and expertise on the use of air, proper breathing, maximizing your sound in all registers and how to deal with perfect pitch. Highlights of Chuck’s astounding career have included the legendary flugelhorn solo on the Carpenter’s mega hit Close To You, George Harrison’s Concert For Bangladesh, years with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno on the Tonight Show and recordings with Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Toto, Joni Mitchell, the Rolling Stones, Al Jarreau, Elton John, Tina Turner and Miles Davis to name just a few. Hip-BoneU is honored to present this lesson from one of the world’s greatest brass players.

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Instinctive Jazz Improv
with Ryan Keberle

Hip-Bone Music’s cutting edge educational video series continues with a dynamic lesson from one of the young lions of the ultra competitive New York jazz scene, Mr. Ryan Keberle. Ryan has achieved international acclaim as both a member of the grammy award winning Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and as a solo recording artist. His three solo CDs have garnered critical and popular success, culminating in his latest release, Catharsis—Music Is Emotion. A graduate of both the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School, Ryan is currently the director of jazz studies at Hunter College in New York City. His immense talent as an educator are at the forefront in this Hip-BoneU video as Ryan gives a comprehensive overview of trombone playing with focus on physical and mental awareness, sound and articulation, focused listening and musical flow/vocabulary.

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Incorporating Pedal Tones
with Marshall Gilkes

Hip-BoneU is proud to announce the release of our latest instructional video featuring the brilliant trombonist Marshall Gilkes. A true virtuoso by any measure, Marshall generously shares his approach to incorporating pedal tones into his playing and writing. He breaks down his approach in basic, fundamental exercises that will enable all of us to improve our use of pedal tones in any type of playing. Marshall demonstrates his technical prowess through his own compositions, as well as those by Michael Brecker and Joshua Redman. An energizing and inspiring lesson by one of the true greats.

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Playing the Blues
with Scott Wendholt

A clear and comprehensive approach from one of today’s top jazz instrumentalists on how to approach the most important of all jazz progressions. Internationally renowned solo artist/Vanguard Jazz Orchestra trumpet soloist Scott Wendholt gives us his invaluable insight and approach on how he plays the blues. Scott touches on every aspect of the blues, from solid fundamentals and basics to more advanced harmonic subtleties. A tremendous resource for jazz players of every level.

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Lead Trumpet Playing
with Nick Marchione

A dynamic, informative lesson on the art of lead trumpet playing by the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s lead trumpet player extraordinaire, Nick Marchione. Nick shares his invaluable insight on the fundamentals and subtleties of great lead playing, as well as a comprehensive discussion on great lead players of the past. Currently on tour with Prince, Nick also delves into how this approach carries beyond big band playing and into the world pop/rock music. A must for any lead player on any instrument.

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Art of the CHA

Ready to add the CHA to your brass playing arsenal? What’s a CHA you ask? Check out Nick Marchione’s enlightening instructional video on the Art of the CHA.

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