“When push comes to shove,
I have no idea what Phil Smith
and Joe Alessi are thinking.”
Hip-Bone Music is honored to feature French Horn virtuoso Phil Myers as our bone2pick artist of the month for May. One of the greatest French Horn players in the history of the instrument, Phil Myers has held the position of Principal Horn in the New York Philharmonic for the past 33 years. Phil sits down with Michael to discuss everything from his early relationship with Dale Clevenger, his first jobs in Halifax, Pittsburgh and Minnesota, winning the job in New York and his use of inderal in dealing with performance anxiety. An emotional, enlightening and insightful interview with one of the all-time greats.
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.
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
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.