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Porthouse Pointers No 2

Ian Porthouse puts Harry through his daily practice paces — this time with the focus on articulation.

Ian Porthouse
  Ian and Harry have been using their time to get in a bit of practice together...

More practice pointers from Ian Porthouse, Tredegar MD and Director of Brass Band Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire — all helped by willing student Harry.

This lesson is all about articulation.

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