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The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #27: Greg Spence

Episode #27 — Greg Spence

The Other Side of the Bell 27 Greg Spence
Welcome to the show notes for Episode #27 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Greg Spence, commercial trumpet player in Melbourne, Australia and creator of Mystery to Mastery, a modern approach to trumpet playing.

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The Other Side Of The Bell – A Trumpet Podcast: Episode #1

The Other Side of the Bell - A Trumpet Podcast

Welcome to the show notes for Episode #1 of The Other Side Of The Bell. In this episode we interview Australian trumpet player Paul Panichi, Bob Reeves shares some great stories on Hollywood legend John Audino, and John Snell gives you 9 Tips to help out your trumpet playing in 2013.

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An Interview with Paul Panichi

Australian trumpet player Paul Panichi.
Australian trumpet player Paul Panichi. Image courtesy of paulpanichi.com.au

Here are some of Paul Panichi’s impressive credits from his website (www.paulpanichi.com.au):

Paul Panichi is one of Australia’s top Lead trumpet players and over the past thirty years has played for major Television shows like Australian Idol and the Music Max Session featuring Michael Buble. He has extensive theatre and recording credits and has also recorded on the soundtracks for major films such as Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge and Australia.

Paul has a CV boasting concerts and tours with some of the world’s biggest artists including Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Liza Minneli, Sammy Davis Junior, Michael Buble, Shirley Bassey, Al Jarreau and Peter Allen along with Asian artists Joey Yung, Khalil Fong, Jenny Tseng, George Lam, Rubber Band and Chris Wong.

Since 2004 Paul has divided his time working between Sydney and Hong Kong and as a result has performed and toured with some of the biggest artists in Asia culminating in the 2007 world tour of Hong Kong Superstar Jacky Cheung.

Paul talks about how he got his career started and how it has evolved with the music industry through the years. He also shares some valuable insights about both trumpet playing and the music business. It was a real pleasure to get to sit down and talk with Paul about his trumpet experiences.

Image courtesy of FrameAngel / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of FrameAngel / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Recap of the 9 Tips:

1. Restarts are Okay!

2. Back to Fundamentals.

3. Clean Your Trumpet & Mouthpiece.

4. Have Fun!

5. Take a Lesson.

6. Get Together With Others.

7. Set Goals.

8. Listen, listen, listen!

9. Perform!

Special Thanks

A big thanks to Howie Shear for letting us use his tune “A Room With A View” from his album Bopliography as our intro music. Thanks also to Phil Jordan for his wonderful logo artwork. Finally, a special thanks to Preston at Shepard Creative Soundlabs for making our podcast sound so good!

We Want To Hear From You

What tips to do you have to share to other trumpet players to help take their playing to the next level in 2013? Please leave your tips in the comments section below!

Bob Reeves Brass Customers: Paul Panichi

Australian trumpet player Paul Panichi.
Australian trumpet player Paul Panichi. Image courtesy of paulpanichi.com.au

It was great to have Australian trumpet player Paul Panichi join us in the shop. He flew all the way from Sydney, Australia to work with Bob and our staff on some new mouthpieces and a couple of valve alignments. Paul is a phenomenal player and can be seen and heard everywhere in Australia, from TV shows to major touring acts. Check out his website at www.paulpanichi.com.au to hear some great audio and video clips of his playing.

Paul has been playing on Bob Reeves mouthpieces for almost 30 years. We’re proud to add him to our list of customers.

3C and 1-1/2C Classical Series Trumpet Mouthpiece Feedback

Bob Reeves Classical Series Mouthpiece
A Bob Reeves Classical Series Mouthpiece

Since its release at the beginning of the month, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback from musicians who have tried our new Classical Series Mouthpieces. The response has been overwhelming. Our first production run sold out in under a week (and it was supposed to last us at least a month!). We’ve shared some comments that we’ve gotten on our website. Come check it out! Be sure to check back later as we will update the page as we hear from more players.

Click here to read the feedback!