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Happy 100th Birthday!!
Arnold Jacobs was born on June 11, 1915 -
June 11, 2015 is his 100th birthday -
the Arnold Jacobs Centennial!
Come see the
Jacobs Centennial page.

Arnold Jacobs: Song and Wind Also Sprach Arnold Jacobs
With a career spanning seven decades with the Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Chicago Symphonies, Arnold Jacobs has earned a reputation as a world-class performer. Equally significant are his teachings. Dring his career, thousands of students have passed through his studio. Finally, there is the definitive book on his career. Arnold Jacobs: Song and Wind is written by Mr. Jacobs' assistant, Brian Frederiksen, and edited by John Taylor. With a length of 296 pages, material comes from masterclasses, private interviews, previously published writings and contributions from his students and colleagues. Subjects include: The Performer: Early Years, Curtis Institute, Indianapolis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Conductors, Other Performances, York Tuba The Teacher: Physical Elements, Mental Elements, Performance, Instruments, The Jacobs Studio Discography, Full Documentation And more  
Compiled by Bruce Nelson, a student of Arnold Jacobs and Edward Kleinhammer. About Arnold Jacobs, he writes,  In addition to being an
outstanding musician, Arnold Jacobs undoubtedly was the most influential brass teacher of the second half of the twentieth century. Countless brass (and other) musicians from all over the world travelled to Chicago to study with this master. Additionally, Mr. Jacobs also gave master classes that were popular with students, teachers and professionals in many different locations. Even if it were all known, it would be impossible to reduce to writing all of the advice Arnold Jacobs gave to thousands of students over a period of almost 70 years. Nevertheless, this book is an attempt to preserve in writing, by topic, the common ideas and variations of those ideas from which so many musicians have benefited.

The Jacobs Tradition continues
through his students:

Sam Pilafian/Pat Sheridan Breathing
Gym Book and DVD

As students of Mr. Jacobs, Pat Sheridan and Sam Pilafian were inspired by him to create these breathing exercises. With the Breathing Gym you stretch, breathe, move, and make noise along with Pat and Sam. These fun exercises help them to:Increase airflow and stamina, Improve tone and breath control, Reduce body tension, Raise energy level and focus.

Video - Paralysis by Analysis (mp4) Video - Roger Bobo - Waterslosh (mp4)
Video - Song and Wind (mp4) Video - Charles Vernon -
Song and Wind (mp4)
Video - Breathing Excercise (mp4) Video - Breathing Excercise by
Sam Pilafian and Pat Sheridan (mp4)


Breathing Problems?
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Breathing Devices
 with videos

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