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COFFEE BREAK | MRI Shows What Happens Inside A Brass Player's Mouth

By Ludwig Van on March 24, 2016

Horn player Sarah Willis gets her face scanned while playing the horn.

(via) “Who would volunteer to spend two hours in a very confined space on their back wearing a Stormtrooper mask and blowing through a plastic mouthpiece and tube into a copper-based horn which was attached to their feet?? Well, me. The things I do for my art!  Actually, it was totally worth it…”

The video shows horn player Sarah Willis in an MRI machine playing horn exercises. The results how exactly how the shape of the mouth changes to create each tone. Teaching correct tongue placement is actually a very difficult thing to do, as you can only really describe how to do it.

Cool stuff!

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CLASSICAL 101 | Why We Say "Break A Leg"

By Michael Vincent on December 15, 2018

Lucky underwear, lucky ties, lucky dresses. But whatever you do, don't say, "Good luck".
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THE SCOOP | Yo-Yo Ma Surprises Montréal With Free Performance In The Métro (Video)

By Michael Vincent on December 9, 2018

Yo-Yo Ma had a surprise gift of unsuspecting Montrealers venturing out for holiday shopping on Saturday, as he performed a free concert at Place des Arts métro station in downtown Montréal.
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FEATURE | Beyond The Concert Hall: Toronto’s Church Music Scene

By Will Pearson on November 22, 2018

Ludwig Van takes a peek behind the pews of Toronto's vibrant church music scene. "You don’t need to believe in God to come", says John Tuttle.
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