running in mud

You’ve got to be kidding …

Imagine that you are running through a very muddy field. You can only run slowly as your mud-caked shoes are so heavy and the soft mud pulls at your feet when you try and lift them. Then you swap your muddy footwear for a clean pair of trainers and the mud for a running track. […]

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Take preparation more seriously.

Having attended and exhibited Stratos at the UK Brass Band Championships I was thrilled to be able to help so many players. Showing and demonstrating that there is an easier way. Rehearsing band test pieces without preparation, is a like an athlete just turning up expecting to walk away with gold. Great tip;  Using your […]

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Age is not always the reason

As I travel around the world, doing clinics, brass conferences, ITG, British Trombone Society, Skypes, embouchure assessments etc, I am hearing more and more players  say this, ” I’m not the player I was”. I’m sorry to tell you guys but its more failing technique and too much weight than it is age. Some of you […]

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Stratos – a global product or just hype ?

I am sure we all know of products that make advertising claims that cannot be checked or be backed up by data. Some of you may have noticed adverts, in Brass magazines and online, where I have claimed that hundreds of Stratos Embouchure Systems have been purchased worldwide and wondered if that is really true […]

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