anyone unfamiliar with the UPSTREAM/DOWNSTREAM occurrence is
definitely "living in the dark ages" as far as the brass world is
Holmes stated, "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into
another mind than in the one where they sprang up." With all
humility on this author's part, many things ARE made clearer and DO
grow into something new, just as the original thinkers of old
assimilated THEIR sum total of experience and knowledge of all that
came before them to create the "new form" in THEIR lifetimes.
Thus, Airstream Dynamics™ in part derives its name from the
airstream work of its predecessors and the dynamic way in which they
went about presenting their work to the brass world.
So, what is Airstream
Dynamics™ and what's "new, better and different" about it?
Simply stated, "THE RESULTS!" There is enough
material/information now available in the accumulated history of
brass playing. WHAT IS NEEDED AND WANTED is to find the
SPECIFIC information for the SPECIFIC set of circumstances and the
SPECIFIC physical makeup of the individual to whom such information
will put the performer on the "right track." That is the role
of Airstream Dynamics™, now and in the future.
is NOT to imply that "nothing new is to be found out about brass
playing!" On the contrary, with each breakthrough in each
generation, the art of brass playing will continue to grow and
develop, keeping pace with the new composers and arrangers, along
with individual talents, performing previously unheard
possibilities. As Richard Bandler has pointed out, "There is a
huge difference between learning some things, and discovering what
there is still to learn. That is the difference that
makes the difference."
to Airstream Dynamics™ . Who knows what is possible for
you! Dave Sheetz