Posts for August 2010

August 30, 2010

“Dilbert” creator Scott Adams on practicing

Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams gave his interesting take on practicing today on his blog. I’ve spent a ridiculous number of hours playing pool, mostly as a kid. I’m not proud of that fact. Almost any other activity would have been more useful. As a result of my wasted youth, years later I can beat 99% ...

August 24, 2010

Faculty woodwinds recital, Aug. 31, 2010

Bret Pimentel, woodwinds Kumiko Shimizu, piano Faculty Recital Delta State University Department of Music Recital Hall, Bologna Performing Arts Center Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:30 PM Program Syrinx (La flûte de Pan) Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) Rapsodie Claude Debussy ed. Rousseau Petite Pièce Claude Debussy Two pieces Claude Debussy arr. Jolles/Lucarelli Reverie Menuet (from Suite ...

August 18, 2010

A few woodwind blogs you should be reading

Photo, alcomm If you’re a woodwind player and avid blog reader, you’re likely already following some prominent and popular bloggers like oboist Patty Mitchell (oboeinsight), flutist Jennifer Cluff, and clarinetists David Thomas (The Buzzing Reed) and Marion Harrington. I read and enjoy all of these, but I would also like to suggest a few others that are ...

August 16, 2010

Required recordings, fall 2010

A new semester is starting, and my university students have new required recordings. There are a number of criteria that go into these selections, but I mentioned one in particular back in the spring: So far my two-semester tally, selecting recordings for four different instruments, is six white men and two white women. I’d like to improve ...

August 5, 2010

Oboist on the Supreme Court? part III

Elena Kagan Well, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a while longer for a woodwind player on the US’s highest court. Oboist Diane Wood, previously a candidate for the Supreme Court vacancy, has been passed over in favor of newly-confirmed Elena Kagan. I’m sure that, despite her presumably total inability to play the oboe, ...
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