To assist musicians as they express themselves on their chosen platform, is very purpose driven. Tip of the hat to your willingness to serve those you relate so well with. You will do exceptionally well, enjoy your journey as you without doubt will uplift others! wade-bergner.com. Namaste, Wade
Freedom For Musicians is well into changing the world of “Notes”.
Seems to be an affair of the heart where you are pouring in everything you have. And the results are coming through load and crystal clear.
Amazing how proud you should be the emotions behind which are like music to my ears.
Susan Patricia Connor Lewis
Director / firstname.lastname@example.org
What an amazing site!
I love the energy of it! I am not a musician myself, but I do love music. Your site is easy to navigate and it’s easy to find everything I was looking for. The best thing is I have found some new music that I really love – the artists are amazing and I’ll be keeping a close on the updates! I look forward to checking through more of some of your amazing music. Thankyou!
Karen and Jacky
Thanks for providing a fabulous platform
As a musician myself I really love what I’m seeing here. I don’t perform professionally any more but did so for many years with my partner. These days we still write, record and play and are in the process of creating an archive website for our back catalog to live on. We were slogging away way before Facebook, Youtube and all the other social platforms existed.
A Quiet Revolution
Freedom for Musicians seems like a really innovative concept for musicians to promote and distribute their digital music. I admire the work you are doing in this industry to solve the problem of exploitation by the big labels and distributors. I look forward to seeing the success of Freedom for Musicians.
The Stratos Brass Embouchure Training System is an adjustable attachment for all brass instruments designed to improve your embouchure. The Stratos Embouchure System helps to reduce mouthpiece pressure by counteracting the natural urge to pull the instrument closer to your face. This will directly improve your range, power, tone, stamina and overall playing. The Stratos System is handcrafted in the UK from high-quality aviation grade polished aluminium and simply attaches to the leadpipe of any brass instrument.
Power Without Pressure
The Stratos Brass Embouchure Training System is a high-quality practice aid which reduces mouthpiece pressure and ensures a good jaw position. Excessive mouthpiece pressure restricts the flow of blood to the lips which results in reduced stamina. This is because the muscles at the sides of the lips are hardly being used and these muscles determine lip tension. The Stratos System encourages a balanced “floating” jaw position by reducing mouthpiece pressure and ensures the correct muscles are used. By using the Stratos System to encourage the correct position, musicians will develop an even tone throughout the entire range of their instrument.
The Stratos Embouchure System is incredibly versatile and can fit onto the leadpipe of any brass instrument. The system is easily adjustable to ensure the sprung cushioned cup sits comfortably against the musician. The Stratos System is handcrafted in the UK from professional aviation grade aluminium which is then polished to match the aesthetic of your brass instrument.
“I want one and I want it now”Jens Lindemann CM – International Trumpet Soloist
“STRATOS is particularly useful in my warm-up, to focus my mind on the basics of a good embouchure set-up. Really useful … a great bit of kit”David Pyatt – Principal Horn, London Philharmonic Orchestra
“As an educator and a trombone player, I was so amazed with the STRATOS as a beneficial aid for the chops (lips) that every brass player should have. I believe this to be an invaluable tool for busy educators like myself. I would recommend it to all brass students.”Lord Chris Jeans – International Trombone Soloist
FFM’s Uganda Ambassador, Innocent Wodonya is raising money to help young musicians in Uganda. They need to buy instruments to continue the fantastic work already being done by the David Kiwana Wind Orchestra. Please visit their GoFund Site and pledge a few pounds/dollars/yen to help them give music to young people in Uganda.
“We are a starting a wind classics band and we intend to give chance to our players to play music and we really need your support for us to do it please whatever you give will help give a chance to one African child to play music . Thank you all friends around the world .
Help spread the word!”
The international language of music spreads love and friendship around the world and FFM Records will ultimately record and distribute a digital album for our Ugandan friends to create a sustainable source of income for the future.
The music education outreach that music provides is a priceless lifeline for many Ugandans creating opportunities for personal development much needed in the area.
Please help us help these wonderful musicians be the best they can. Roger Moisan LTCL PGCE
(CEO Freedom For Musicians)
My mother Grew up outside of Beirut, Lebanon, and I had listened to a lot of Arabic music growing up. I started playing euphonium in school and loved it so much that I focused on that for a while. I heard Ibrahim Maalouf on the radio and it resonated with me so much that I looked him up, and got in touch with his father on Facebook.
Nassim his father studied at the Paris Conservatory under Maurice Andre, and invented the Arabic trumpet. after passing some recordings back and forth, he helped guide me how to play the style properly.
This fall I have presented a lecture on how to modify all low brass instruments to be able to play the quarter-tone system, lectured at conferences, and have given masterclasses all over the US on the subject. I should have my first CD out this summer.
B i o g r a p h y
Dr. Richard Demy is an international award winning musician who has performed all over the world. He graduated from the University of North Texas with his DMA under Dr. Brian Bowman, including other notable teachers – Dr Joseph Skillen, Don Palmire, and others.
Richard won the 2012 Leonard Falcone Euphonium Artist Solo Competition. He was a finalist in the National Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Euphonium Artist Division.
He performed a solo recital at the Kennedy Center as well as with with wind bands across the United States and Europe. He has performed with symphonies and given over 100 recitals and master classes in many states in the USA
“My passion is to teach masterclasses and workshops on brass. I focus on practice habits, with an emphasis on teaching technical elements from a musical paradigm. Send me an email to discuss how I can assist your program ”
Richard has worked hard to expand performance opportunities on the euphonium by publishing articles promoting lesser known genres featuring the euphonium, presenting recitals on historical instruments, and performing modern compositions with audience biofeedback.
He currently performs with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra based in Dallas, Texas and released his first album in June 2016. You can read more about upcoming performances at DemyMusic.com. Richard plays exclusively on a WILLSON 2900TA Euphonium.