While I started out as a teacher following a teaching method closely related to Farkas, time has modified my approach in many ways. This presentation, “Beyond Farkas: Tonguing, the Embouchure, and More,” is an overview of materials that helped me move toward a horn pedagogy that has a broader view of the big picture than that presented by the late great Philip Farkas.
This session is designed to be presented in a smart classroom with Internet access. As such, this page of Horn Matters will be accessed in the session to illustrate the topic.
While it would be ideal to be at the session, for those that cannot attend I would offer the following links to articles in Horn Matters. Each post is either a source for a quotation or other information I will use in developing the topic at the session. Also check out The Mellocast; their episode 107 posted on Friday, 3/19 is on the topic of this presentation.
This session was presented at the Mid-South Horn Workshop 2010 on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater Oklahoma and at the 42nd International Horn Symposium Brisbane.