Master the brass section! Spend 3 hours with a live symphonic brass ensemble (4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba) comprised exclusively of A-list LA studio musicians as we break down every aspect of reading, rehearsing and recording cues in a multitude of styles. The truth is, most of us don’t get the chance to work with live musicians regularly – let alone with world-class players whose music we hear in films, games and television every day – but the opportunity is an absolutely invaluable way to learn the instruments and make our mock-ups as realistic and effective as possible.

We’ll be looking at:

  • Controlling dynamics within sections and between sections
  • Exploring articulations and playing techniques
  • The rehearsal and recording process – getting the “magic take”
  • Translating from mockup to real
  • The “human factor” – handling personalities, dealing with problems, inspiring confidence
  • and much more!

It’s an in-depth exploration, in realtime, as we stop and examine the why’s and how’s of the decisions we can make to get the most out of our music.  Q&A’s, score analysis, common pitfalls; everything that really happens when our music goes on the stands.

The class also comes with the scores to 6 original pieces written specifically for the class and utilizing the full brass ensemble – a composition and orchestration Masterclass all on its own.  And when you purchase, you also get all the original stems from the recording, to have as reference for the real sounds and levels of the instruments within their sections.

Whether you’re preparing for a live session, or want to make your mock-ups the best they can be, this is a class you cannot afford to miss!