Kopprasch Project Continued, No. 46

This installment is a nice example of the lyrical writing found in a handful of these etudes, which in many ways are more difficult than the technical studies.  Suggested tempo in my edition is quarter note=69-92, and while a range of tempos will certainly work, I tend to prefer a less hurried feeling on the 32nd notes. Use changes in tongue and jaw position as well as  air speed to negotiate the skips into and out of the low range.

I’m still tweaking some technical things, and am not sure if I’ll ever get the YouTube upload settings 100% correct using Adobe Premiere CS2.  One thing I like about Premiere over Camtasia is that the audio quality is better.

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I have been enjoying your recordings of the Kopprasch etudes, as well as learning from them. As someone who picked up the horn after a 25-year hiatus, your Kopprasch videos are invaluable. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time and effort to publish these videos. I also read this blog avidly. It is truly amazing to have such resources at the tip of my fingertips; this was unthinkable for most of us at the time I laid down my horn so many years ago. Anyway, take care and thanks again!


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