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  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: SOLFÈGE - Duration: 4 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 1 day ago
    • 230 views
    In His Own Words, Arnold Jacobs describes the importance of solfeggio in the playing of brass instruments. Additional attention and meaning is given to a note when there is a word attached to it. ...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Examine Your Thoughts - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 4 days ago
    • 256 views
    In His Own Words, Arnold Jacobs discusses the importance of having the proper signal in the mind in order to perform with accuracy: focus on the correct pitch. One must be disciplined in order to d...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Voice v. Brass Breathing Differences & The Love Song - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 1 week ago
    • 601 views
    Arnold Jacobs describes the comparative differences of air use between singers and brass players. He demonstrates how, relative to some of the high air flow brass instruments, the voice requires mu...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Using Too Little Air & Development of Habits - Duration: 9 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 1 week ago
    • 635 views
    Mr. Jacobs discusses the perils of playing with too little air. When playing in the negative portion of the respiratory curve, it becomes increasingly difficult to expel the air; the air velocity d...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Athletic Strengths - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 492 views
    Arnold Jacobs discusses why it is not necessary for brass musicians to utilize athletic types of strength while playing. Such levels of strength have no where to go when introduced into the art for...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Unnecessary Tension - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 576 views
    In this AJIHOW episode, Arnold Jacobs is asked what was the most common physical problem he encountered as a teacher. His reply: unnecessary tension. It would usually begin in the lower respiratory...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Wear Different Hats - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 3 weeks ago
    • 436 views
    Arnold Jacobs talks about the “dual role” and dangers of being both a performer and a teacher. Jacobs observed that he saw many successful performing careers end prematurely due to being overly ana...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Relating to Your Students - Duration: 4 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 3 weeks ago
    • 544 views
    Arnold Jacobs talks about the importance of being sensitive to the student's needs. The teacher needs to find a place of common communication with the student. Great teaching searches out success i...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Strength Factors - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 4 weeks ago
    • 361 views
    Arnold Jacobs briefly discusses how strength factors came into brass pedagogy. We are not capable of consciously using more than 3-4 lbs of inter-thoracic air pressure. We do not need considerable ...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Piccolo Trumpet - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 2,294 views
    Arnold Jacobs describes his approach to teaching piccolo trumpet, which was to place a dominance of the mind's attention on music, so as to limit the amount of attention given to how playing piccol...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Musical Thought Over Mechanical Thinking - Duration: 3 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 455 views
    In this brief segment, Arnold Jacobs discusses going for the product rather than the method. With his students, Jacobs set challenges on product, not methodology. The brain should always be centere...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: The Aging Process - Duration: 7 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 880 views
    Arnold Jacobs discusses the the effects of the aging process. There are both physical and psychological changes as one grows older, and both can have detrimental results if not adjusted for by the ...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Motivations - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

    • 1 month ago
    • 809 views
    Arnold Jacobs discusses his use of behavioral and learning psychology. "Everyone is a psychologist" said Jacobs. Dr. Sheldon Kirshner (doctor of psychology) confirms that Mr. Jacobs used psycholog...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Breathing - Duration: 9 minutes, 2 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 1,195 views
    In this episode, Arnold Jacobs describes his views on breathing within the art form of music. He urged his students to think about the psychology of wind at the lips, and he encouraged shape change...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Activate the Brain - Duration: 5 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 1,260 views
    In this episode, Arnold Jacobs discusses the importance of being actively involved in story-telling while playing, rather than investigating what one is doing physically. Play by sound rather than...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Focus on the Art Form - Duration: 7 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 2,592 views
    In this episode, Arnold Jacobs discusses the importance of putting the focus on the art form rather than the mechanics, and to be sure and issue musical statements while playing, rather than asking...
  • TPTV - Simon Styles - Duration: 37 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 266 views
    Simon Styles, principal tubist with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, shared his memories of, and lesson experiences with Arnold Jacobs. Styles initially experienced Jacobs on recordings and reputati...
  • TPTV - Arnold Jacobs: Starting a Beginner - Duration: 7 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 1,434 views
    In this TPTV episode, Mr. Jacobs describes how he approached starting beginners. Demonstration and imitation are key. Also important is allowing the student to experiment without fear of being "wro...
  • TPTV - Stephen Jeandheur - Duration: 56 minutes.

    • 3 months ago
    • 317 views
    Suisse Romande Orchestra solo trumpeter, Stephen Jeandheur describes how he came to study with Arnold Jacobs beginning in 1976 (his studies continued until 1998). While in college, Jeandheur began ...
  • TPTV - Jeff Taylor 2.0 - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 4 months ago
    • 280 views
    Trombonist, Jeff Taylor goes into detail about his dental work (impacted wisdom teeth) and resultant traumatized embouchure as related to his initial lesson with Mr. Jacobs. Jacobs was very helpfu...
  • TPTV - Kenneth Thompkins - Duration: 28 minutes.

    • 5 months ago
    • 442 views
    Detroit Symphony principal trombonist, Ken Thompkins recounts his two lessons with Arnold Jacobs. The first came as a college senior, and motivated largely by pro forma reasons. That first lesson ...
  • TPTV - Eric Lee with Michael Grose (PODCAST) - Duration: 27 minutes.

    • 8 months ago
    • 105 views
    Florida's Space Coast Symphony principal tubist, Eric Lee interviews Michael Grose about Arnold Jacobs and other Chicago Symphony trivia. This podcast was originally released as a part of the Maest...
  • TPTV - Mickey Moore - Duration: 30 minutes.

    • 8 months ago
    • 326 views
    University of Illinois Professor of Tuba, Mickey Moore describes his studies with Arnold Jacobs. Moore first Jacobs live in 1970 at a Chicago Symphony concert. His first lesson was in 1976. Moore h...
  • TPTV - Joe Aumann with Michael Grose - Duration: 43 minutes.

    • 8 months ago
    • 291 views
    Avid TPTV viewer, Joe Aumann, interviews Mike about his studies with Arnold Jacobs. The theme song to the TV show Hogan’s Heroes drew Mike to music. Toby Hanks’s inspirational tuba playing solidifi...
  • TPTV - Bob Dorer & Ron Hasselman - Duration: 43 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    • 298 views
    Minnesota Orchestra Trumpeters Bob Dorer and Ron Hasselman (retired), discuss their studies with Arnold Jacobs. Hasselman began his studies with Jacobs in 1951. Hasselman was impressed with Jacobs’...
  • TPTV - Richard Brady - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    • 248 views
    Atlanta, Georgia bass trombonist, Richard Brady describes his studies with Arnold Jacobs. Jacobs put Brady at ease instantly and was able to point out deficiencies in a non-threatening manner. Jaco...
  • TPTV - Jacobs Chicago Tour - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 354 views
    A brief tour of places in Chicago where Mr. Jacobs lived and worked. Highlights include his famous (or infamous) S. Normal Avenue home. Many interviewees have described their lessons in the basemen...
  • TPTV - Charlie Schuchat "Tuner Story" - Duration: 3 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 340 views
    Charlie and Mike describe one lesson when Mr. Jacobs first encountered a new tuner. When Jacobs played, the tuner needle literally stood at attention. It was an amazing experience to SEE how strong...
  • TPTV - Andrea Conti - Duration: 52 minutes.

    • 10 months ago
    • 814 views
    Italian trombone virtuoso and teacher, Andrea Conti met with Michael Grose in Siena, Italy to discuss his studies with Arnold Jacobs. Conti’s initial studies in the USA were with William Cramer at ...
  • TPTV - Horn Notes Podcast - Duration: 46 minutes.

    • 10 months ago
    • 140 views
    Horn Notes Podcast purveyor, Dr. John Ericson, interviews Michael Grose about Jacobs’ global influence on wind musicians and singers. What made Jacobs so successful as a teacher was the fact that h...
  • TPTV - Luca Benucci - Duration: 1 hour.

    • 1 year ago
    • 720 views
    Internationally renowned hornist, Luca Benucci, shares his experiences studying with Arnold Jacobs. Benucci says Jacobs gave him the right to follow the sound, to look for the sound, to love the so...
  • TPTV - Mary Buscanics-Jones - Duration: 27 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 346 views
    Hornist, Mary Buscanics-Jones, was introduced to Arnold Jacobs at one of his annual Northwestern University master classes. Much to her surprise, Mary was invited to work with Jacobs at one of the ...
  • TPTV - David Zerkel - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 726 views
    David Zerkel, Univ. of Georgia Tuba & Euphonium Professor, describes his single lesson with Arnold Jacobs, which proved to be revolutionary in Zerkel’s approach to the tuba. He had been studying wi...
  • TPTV - Dr. Tim Salzman - Duration: 36 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 458 views
    Univ. of Washington Director of Concert Bands, Dr. Tim Salzman describes his studies with Arnold Jacobs while he was a tuba student at Wheaton College. Salzman would write down all that he could re...
  • TPTV - Steve Gamble - Duration: 35 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 341 views
    Tucson Symphony trombonist, Steve Gamble initially went to Arnold Jacobs to get some assistance with a lip injury. Jacobs didn’t spend much time focusing on the injury, though, but instead had Gamb...
  • TPTV - Charles Lazarus - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 300 views
    Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter, Charles Lazarus, describes his one lesson with Arnold Jacobs. Lazarus came to the lesson with many questions. Jacobs instructed him to play Stars and Stripes on the m...
  • TPTV - Dr. Luis Loubriel 2.0 - Duration: 44 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 528 views
    Dr. Luis Loubriel returns to TPTV to discuss in more depth several topics which were touched upon during his first interview back in 2013. In his research on Jacobs’s pedagogy, Luobriel evaluated 5...
  • TPTV - John Stevens (Journey Tuba Concerto) - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 317 views
    John Stevens discusses the process and experience of composing "Journey" for Gene Pokorny and the Chicago Symphony, premiered in 2000.
  • TPTV - John Stevens (Arnold Jacobs) - Duration: 23 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 632 views
    John Stevens’s initial exposure to Arnold Jacobs’s teaching was through his lessons with Toby Hanks, who himself was a Jacobs student. Stevens first met Jacobs in NYC following a Chicago Symphony c...
  • TPTV - Bob Rada - Duration: 26 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 339 views
    Chicagoland tubist, Robert Rada, described his studies with Arnold Jacobs beginning in 1967 when he was a high school student. Jacobs determined that Rada had a near-seven liter lung capacity, but ...
  • TPTV - Bill Keck - Duration: 40 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 366 views
    In 1959, tubist Bill Keck had just completed a summer studying at Interlochen and was recommended to contact Arnold Jacobs. Keck had been studying music since age 4, but had not encountered any oth...
  • TPTV - Eric Carlson - Duration: 35 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 613 views
    Philadelphia Orchestra trombonist, Eric Carlson, talks about his studies with Arnold Jacobs. He did so after he was already in a professional orchestra. Ed Kleinhammer recommended that Carlson seek...
  • TPTV - Manny Laureano - Duration: 43 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,374 views
    Manny Laureano, fabled Minnesota Orchestra principal trumpeter, was convinced by his then-Seattle Symphony section-mate, Jeff Cole to begin listening to recordings of the Chicago Symphony. Being a...
  • TPTV - John Cvejanovich - Duration: 53 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 995 views
    Longtime Chicago trumpet artist, John Cvenjanovich (JC) describes for TPTV his two distinct periods of study with Arnold Jacobs: 1957-1962 & 1992-1998. During the latter period, JC served as Jacobs...
  • TPTV - Mark Schubert - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 474 views
    Baylor University trumpet lecturer, Mark Schubert, details his two lessons with Arnold Jacobs. Originally it was to be a set of six lessons, but Jacobs’s illnesses didn’t allow for more than the t...
  • TPTV - Dennis Bubert - Duration: 37 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 655 views
    Forth Worth Symphony bass trombonist, Dennis Bubert, recalls his studies with Arnold Jacobs, which was preceded by lessons with Ed Kleinhammer. Kleinhammer recommended that Bubert seek out lessons ...
  • TPTV - Buzzing Benefits - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,565 views
    During the past many months, mouthpiece playing has been the focus of countless discussions, many of them on social media. In this TPTV episode, mouthpiece playing is examined through the words of ...
  • Chicagoland trumpet freelance artist and teacher, Margaret Philbrick describes her studies with Arnold Jacobs. She began her studies with him toward the end of her Northwestern University graduate studies in 1982. She approached him for general knowledge purposes, nothing specific to work on. Philbrick’s vital air capacity was 3 liters, so developing an efficient approach to air use was an early focus, as well as mouthpiece buzzing and singing. Philbrick wanted to develop an ability to play l...

    TPTV - Margaret Philbrick - Duration: 22 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,153 views
    Chicagoland trumpet freelance artist and teacher, Margaret Philbrick describes her studies with Arnold Jacobs. She began her studies with him toward the end of her Northwestern University graduate ...
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago Principal Horn, Jon Boen details how in 1996 he developed a serious performance issue, which rendered his high range doubtful, leaving him contemplating the possibility of retirement. Upon the recommendation of Gail Williams, Boen sought out the assistance of Arnold Jacobs in a ninety-minute lesson. The trouble that Boen had developed was due to his orientation, which was on how things felt rather than how they sounded. During the lesson, even though it felt “rough”, Ja...

    TPTV - Jon Boen - Duration: 11 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 511 views
    Lyric Opera of Chicago Principal Horn, Jon Boen details how in 1996 he developed a serious performance issue, which rendered his high range doubtful, leaving him contemplating the possibility of re...
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