What others are saying about "Good Vibrations"
Randy Gardner has written one of the most significant books on brass pedagogy
of the 21st Century! Good Vibrations: Masterclasses for Brass Players will
be a reference guide for many decades to all brass players. The book not
only give us basics, articulations, tone, dynamics, endurance, range
suggestions but the how to practice these most important skills to develop
our brass playing and our students and the next generation of brass players.
I give my highest and most enthusiastic endorsement of Good Vibrations:
Masterclasses for Brass Players. I cant wait to have this book in my
practice room and studio.
Professor of Horn, Northwestern University
Charles Deering Professor of Teaching Excellence
Retired, Assoc. Principal Horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Respected worldwide as a musician and pedagogue, Randy Gardner inspires both
the performer and the teacher to think critically and delve deeper into their
music making approach. This book outlines a beautifully designed, proven
highly successful method of teaching and learning that will help any musician
take greater control over their learning, and optimize their progress and
Jennifer Montone, Principal Horn, The Philadelphia Orchestra
Horn Professor, The Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard School of Music
This is an extremely well thought out and clearly articulated addition to the
brass literature. Randy's exceptional talents and experience as a performer
and teacher of the highest quality shine in every chapter. Every serious
brass student should own this book.
Robert Sullivan, Professor of Trumpet, Northwestern University
Former member of the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and
Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras
Brilliantly conceived and flawlessly written, Randy Gardners Good
Vibrations: Masterclasses for Brass Players is destined to become one of the
cornerstones of the brass player's library.
As a teacher at the university level these past fifty years, I have
encountered a number of students whose performance potential was
significantly impaired by poor fundamentals. In his book, Mr. Gardner has
provided the brass community with a valuable source of information containing
specific and detailed instructions on the skill sets so necessary to become
proficient in brass performance. What a powerful resource!
This scholarly publication is well organized, comprehensive, clearly
articulated, intelligently written, and, most importantly informed through
experience. Pedagogues wishing to further their knowledge will benefit
greatly from the detailed analysis of all aspects of brass playing and
problem solving techniques presented in this book.
Mr. Gardner's care and commitment to helping performers not just get the job
done, but get the job done correctly resonates throughout this book.
Good Vibrations is a must read for any serious student of brass performance!
Professor Emerita, The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Retired, Assoc. Principal Trumpet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
This book is chock full of insightful perceptions, practical "how-to-do-it"
advice, and relevant, specific applications of the principles of technique