The Ian Bousfield Experience

The Ian Bousfield Experience
The podcast for brass players!

29: Final Thoughts on Distance Learning
Jul 1 • 23 min
As I end my first experiences with distance learning and disappear off for the summer, I wanted to share with you some of the incredibly positive experiences I’ve had and advise you as to where to go from here. Let’s hope this is not installment 1 of…
28: Desert Island Discs Part II
Jun 21 • 34 min
Tougher than I expected it to be, here is Part 2 of my Desert Island Discs. Find out the remaining pieces of music I would choose to be alone with!
27: Desert Island Discs, Part I
Jun 3 • 41 min
I’ve spent the last 3 months of my life sifting through all of the musical influences that have brought me to where I am. Here is my shot at Desert Island Discs!
26: I’m Back. Developments on Distance Learning and the Future for Students - A Trombone and a Practice Room!
May 23 • 22 min
I thought you might be interested to keep up to date with distance learning from my perspective. Also, with so much free stuff online for students, I ask whether it is really necessary.
25: Rebirth and Peter’s Points
Apr 30 • 30 min
This podcast largely responds to some great points raised by Peter Bassano, and I also look into how we move forward from here.
24: When Music Was Better?
Apr 16 • 38 min
I think the old recordings are better than what we do now. What can we learn from them and how can we take this into the future?
23: Interview with the Getzen Brothers
Apr 3 • 45 min
I had a wonderful time talking to two people who love what they do as much as any musician loves what they do. I found it a wonderful insight!
22: Distance Learning
Mar 27 • 25 min
In this podcast I examine the different and slightly unconventional angles we need to take to get the best out of this medium. In difficult times we have to get inventive, and let’s find the positive things we can take out of this!
21: Diet
Mar 17 • 26 min
So many people think much more about eating healthily. It would be much better for our playing if we took the same care over what we listen to!
20: Ghostbusting
Mar 11 • 21 min
At a certain point in our development it is critical that we focus exclusively on the player and the musician we have worked to become.
19: Q&A Session No. 4
Mar 2 • 38 min
I got such great questions from Bill Stanley and Ingrid van Ooosterhout that I’ve done a whole podcast just based on them. See a brief list of the questions below. Hope you enjoy! Excerpt Preparation Solo Competitions Commissioning New Works Talent from…
18: Trombones Too Loud!
Feb 26 • 35 min
In this episode I try to look at this thorny subject from everybody’s perspective. The composer, the conductor, the colleagues and, of course, us, the trombones.
Masters of Pedagogy, Episode 2: Rex Martin, Part II
Feb 17 • 47 min
And now, for Part II of the interview with Rex Martin! Get ready for a big one. Part I, interesting as it was, was more of a friendly chat. I was astonished at how directly and precisely Rex answered my technical questions in Part II. Also look out for a…
16: Q&A Session No. 3
Feb 11 • 32 min
In this episode I cover the following questions sent in by you great people out there! 00:25 How do you ensure you nail everything the way you hear it in your head? 10:25 My feelings about the importance (or lack thereof) of a daily routine 19:05 How does…
Masters of Pedagogy, Episode 1: Rex Martin
Feb 5 • 53 min
First in the series, Heroes of Pedagogy🏅🎙🎧, a short list of people who I believe are the most important influences in brass teaching. What better place to start than with the great Rex Martin? This interview was so epic that it will be released in two…
14: When Good Style Turns Bad (Style and Tradition: Part II)
Jan 27 • 41 min
We all love the individual identity of musical organisations. But can tradition sometimes just be an excuse for technical weaknesses and protectionism?
13: Style and Tradition, Part 1
Jan 8 • 19 min
Style is something often discussed in relation to music. But what is it?
12: The Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert
Dec 29, 2019 • 17 min
Playing the New Year’s Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic was an incredibly special experience for me. Tune in for a glimpse into what it is like from the inside!
11: Intonation
Dec 20, 2019 • 20 min
Here are a few of my thoughts on an issue that is relevant to all of us.
10: Nerves
Dec 8, 2019 • 28 min
Tune in to hear my experience with nerves, my thoughts on dealing with nerves and at the end my practical checklist for dealing with nerves. Hope it helps!
9: The Best Trombone Player in the World?
Dec 2, 2019 • 10 min
A recent social media post brought the nerd out in me even more ;) Here are my thoughts!
8: Being a Nerd
Nov 25, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode I share with you the inescapable truth of what it takes to make it at the highest level - and it may come as a surprise. Enjoy!
Epiosode 7: Q&A Session No. 2
Nov 19, 2019 • 53 min
The Q&A session was a such a huge hit, so here are some more questions from you all. Hope you enjoy it! Show notes: 01:00 - balancing work and life 09:00 - what kind of tools do I use for my students (apps, breathing, recording, etc.) 14:30 - my…
6: What I Learnt From….Denis Wick
Nov 14, 2019 • 17 min
We all have people in our lives who have had a huge influence on us. Denis Wick has been a great impact on me throughout my life, and in this podcast I hope you get to learn a little more about him and the influence he had on me as a trombone player,…
5: What I Learnt From….Maurice Murphy
Nov 14, 2019 • 12 min
In this podcast I describe what it was like to work with and be inspired by one of the most natural brass players ever to put a mouthpiece on their face. Many of you will know him to be the trumpet sound behind Star Wars soundtracks. I knew him closely as…
4: What I Learnt From….Viola Players
Nov 14, 2019 • 12 min
Not just being about viola jokes, although there are one or two in there ;), this is a podcast on the inspiration I received from the viola section in the Vienna Philharmonic.
3: Q&A Session No.1
Nov 14, 2019 • 57 min
In this podcast I attempt to answer all of the wonderful questions that you posted on social media. Some brilliant questions, and I hope that you find the answers interesting. You will find the show notes below with minute markers for specific questions,…
2: How To Be A Student
Nov 14, 2019 • 20 min
This is to help guide you as to how to plan your life and your career, starting with your days as a student.
1: Starting Right
Nov 14, 2019 • 15 min
How we speak to ourselves while we are playing and are practicing is of enormous importance. In this podcast I tell you how I learnt as a child and the attitude that was put in my head by my father.
Why I Started a Podcast
Nov 3, 2019 • 1 min
Welcome to the Ian Bousfield Experience! In this first podcast ever, I just briefly explain why I wanted to start. Enjoy, and stay tuned!