TME Podcast Season 2, Ep. 1: Better Bands with Mouthpiece Buzzing

Description: Why do band directors say better bands with mouthpiece buzzing perform at higher levels? We will examine this habit-based wisdom. One expert, Mr. Michael Grose of the University of Oregon, presented on this subject at the 2017 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. In Mr. Grose's presentation, he explains the importance of mouthpiece buzzing in the music education environment. By the end of this podcast, we should have a better understanding of why this practice should be incorporated into every band director's warmup rehearsal time.

Making Better Bands

  • Mouthpiece Use

  • Old Habits VS. New Habits

  • Mouthpiece Buzzing Exercises

  • Final Thoughts

  • Call to Action