Posts for May 2009

May 27, 2009

Don’t-miss woodwind lessons on YouTube

It’s hard to argue with free lessons from some of the finest players around. Here’s some of my favorite woodwind YouTubeage: Tom Ridenour’s clarinet videos Tom Ridenour is, if you ask me, an honest-to-goodness genius: a master teacher, a clarinet maker and mouthpiece maker, an author, and an inventor. His videos are entertaining and very ...

May 25, 2009

Common doubling combinations from the Broadway doubling list

The most popular thing on my website is the Woodwind doubling in Broadway musicals page, which brings in visitors from around the world. I’ve even been lucky enough to hear occasionally from major woodwind doublers who are working on Broadway. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the most common combinations ...

May 16, 2009

Trade in your old reeds for new Ricos, part II

In March I blogged about this promotion from Rico reeds. I’m pleased to report that, after sending this motley crew of rejects off to Rico… …I got these in the mail, at absolutely no charge.

May 13, 2009

Doctor of Musical Arts

Dr. Bret Pimentel, D. M. A. The University of Georgia May 9, 2009

May 1, 2009

Review: The Woodwind Anthology

I recently got my own copy of The Woodwind Anthology, a massive two-volume collection of articles from The Instrumentalist and Flute Talk magazines. I’ve used this anthology from various university libraries throughout my  long college education, and found it to be a go-to source for pedagogy classes and comprehensive exam preparation. Inexplicably, Instrumentalist is selling ...
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