Bollywood Brass – Some lovely new instrumental resources produced by Bollywood Brass – a really fun lockdown ‘play along’ video of a classic Bollywood song Dum Maro Dum which you can see here. 

The idea is that young players can download the parts from this link and play along with them – the link is also in the YouTube video description.

Do share your performances on social media and tag

Bollywood Brass Band @BollywoodBrass

Bollywood Brass Academy @BolBrassAcademy

LSO Play – Experience one of the world’s leading orchestras like never before with this interactive and immersive web app.  A range of iconic pieces by composers ranging from Elgar to Shostokovich, Debussy to Stravinksy, Berlioz to Ravel, all filmed in HD during the LSO’s Barbican Season. View the orchestra from four camera angles simultaneously, and switch between them at any time during the performance to experience the orchestra however you want. Filmed in exquisite detail, you can focus on anything from the tips of the drumsticks on the snare drum, to the violinist’s fingers plucking their strings. You’ll also find masterclasses with LSO players, contextual information on the musical background and history of the repertoire and listening guides.

The LSO, are also streaming concerts from their archives every Thursday and Sunday evenings, so do have a look at what is coming up and tune in via their website here.

Wigmore Hall – concerts that have ever been live-streamed are now freely available on YouTube

Blues and Roots Ensemble – We’ve had some fantastic resources sent into us by ‘Blues and Roots’, a series of videos to keep players interested in jazz and specifically all things related to the great icon Charles Mingus! The videos talk through the melody of one of Mingus’ tunes, Nostalgia In Times Square, as well as first approaches to soloing and more advanced improvisation concepts. There is also a backing track to go with this.  Resources have been shared via YouTube and Instagram

Melody: YouTube | Instagram

First Approaches to Solos: YouTube | Instagram 

More Advanced Soloing: YouTube | Instagram 

Backing Track: YouTube | Instagram 

ABRSM has a number of resources available:

Chief ABRSM Examiner John Holmes shares his top practice tips! You can read more here.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Myleene Klass share their tips on staying motivated. You can read more here.

Supporting your child’s practice at home: here – Plus lots of other inspiration on the ABRSM’s newly launched ‘Play On’ website here.

Beat Goes On – Body Percussion Sessions and Junk Percussion Guides are being offered by Beat Goes On. You can join by visiting their YouTube Channels here and by viewing their free resources here.

Explore more online resources here