Teaching a brass clinic in another country

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  1. Jfrancis

    Jfrancis Pianissimo User

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    In two and a half weeks, I will be getting to do a brass clinic in the country of El Salvador. There will be playing opportunities, and a large concert, but my big concern is what to take to minimize my packing, but to maximize my trip. Here are my thoughts, outside of personal stuff (trumpet things only):
    Bb Trumpet
    Bach hard case
    Mouthpiece brushes (teaching on hygiene)
    Mouthpiece puller
    Mouthpiece shank truer
    Mouthpieces
    Oil
    Harmon Mute
    Straight mute
    Laptop loaded with method material for daily practice.

    Understand, they have all of my clinic materials digitally there and are printing them. Outside of the mouthpiece brushes, laptop and practice mute – I believe everything else can fit in my trumpet case. I will pack the truer in checked baggage as it could be misconstrued as a weapon.
    OK, what am I missing? (I will post your results on my website - Glory Horn | John Francis trumpet playing blog)
     
  2. Dr.Mark

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    Hi John, You asked:
    "OK, what am I missing?"
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    Whew! You've sure thought this out, good job! The only thing I might add are:
    *grease for slides
    *A print out (download) of basic methodologies for trumpet which can be found on this site for free. They are:
    1.The Basics Sheet
    2.Circle of Breath
    3.Ray of Power

    Hope this helps and good luck with your clinic
    Dr.Mark
     
  3. Jfrancis

    Jfrancis Pianissimo User

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    Thanks Dr. Mark - the language barrier is the only issue on print materials. I have prepared materials that have already been sent digitally that I had translated. I may use these myself in the teaching part. Because of language, I figure that it is far better that I have them play (and me play) more than speaking.

    Thanks again
     
  4. flugelgirl

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    Extra mouthpieces are a great idea. During my time in South America, I saw kids with some horrible mpcs and gave away a few extras I had.
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Charcoal lighter fluid makes for an inexpensive valve oil, lanolin for slide grease. Corks, felts, springs and possibly an alignment mirror.

    Sounds like a neat experience!
     
  6. gmonady

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    Underwear... Don't forget underwear.
     
  7. gmonady

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    Seriously: No cup mute? Big band music is chock full of cup mute parts (and hats, but a toilet plunger should suffice.
     
  8. barliman2001

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    Ever thought about something as basic as pencil and writing paper? Not so easy to come by, in decent quality, in some of these places. And of course, insect bite protection... no use teaching a master class if you're only master of your mosquito bites and can't play due to swelling...
     
  9. Jfrancis

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    Great...I've also used lamp oil or white kerosene for valve oil
     

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