Reading Bass Clef Parts for an Eb Treble Clef Instrument

A SKILL USEFUL FOR:  Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, and Contrabass Clarinet, reading parts originally written for trombone, bassoon, cello, etc. STEP ONE:  Change the key signature – add three sharps and read as in treble clef NOTE: “Add three sharps,” can also mean to cancel some flats.  For instance, adding three sharps to the key […]

Letters to New Choir Members

One of the challenges with new members is engaging them for the long haul… making sure that they continue to come to rehearsal after the first time or two.  In addition to connecting those new members with a veteran choir “partner”, consecutive notes from YOU over several weeks would give a steady flow of ideas, […]

Praying for My Friend David

David Gaines has been a cherished friend for 30 years. We co-wrote several youth musicals, including “We Are the Reason“, “Sincerely Yours” and “Come Away With Me“, and co-wrote what was initially going to be an aerobics workout recording, entitled “FIT LOOSE AND FLABBY FREE“.   Ok, we weren’t all that great with titles! After […]

Auditioning Instrumentalists for Your Ministry

Here are a few hints on making the audition process non-threatening and productive… for you AND for the audtionee!! I use a form which only I will see once the audition begins…prior to the audition I have my administrative assistant give them the form on a clipboard, and they complete their personal contact information…when they […]

Downloadable Products Available

In the past, our products have only been available in hard copy. Primarily, the Brass Player’s Warm-Up and Practice Guide was shipped as a booklet with a CD accompaniment. However, when orders started coming in from Germany and other countries, we decided that it would make more sense to create a pdf from the sheet […]

The Instrumental Music Ministry by Kenn Hughes

In September of 2013, Kenn Hughes hosted the Florida Baptist Convention’s Worship Expo for the Instrumental Music Ministry.  He developed a program to instruct Orchestra Directors, Instrumental Ensemble Leaders, and Music Ministers on how to start an instrumental ministry program and then how to grow it. Kenn has graciously allowed us to offer you this resource […]