Posts for May 2011

May 31, 2011

Woodwind Doubler Census results, part 8: final comments

I decided to leave a space in the survey for general comments, and many of you took the time to remark on a variety of subjects. Many of them were directed to me personally or seemed otherwise non-public in nature, so I’m not going to list them all, but I’ll share a few and summarize ...

May 28, 2011

Woodwind Doubler Census results, part 7: doubling tips

We’re close to the end of the results from the Great Woodwind Doubler Census of 2011. I’m particularly excited to share your answers from one of the final questions: Q. What is/are your best woodwind doubling tip(s)? Your answers covered a lot of ground, but a few main themes showed up in many of your ...

May 22, 2011

Woodwind Doubler Census results, part 6: benefits

In this installment, we look at why woodwind doublers do what they do. Q. What is the greatest benefit of being a woodwind doubler? Here’s my own breakdown of the most common types of answers. Many answers fit into more than one category. More gigs: Unsurprisingly, this was a factor for over half of the ...

May 17, 2011

Woodwind Doubler Census results, part 5: challenges

Back for more, I see? Thanks to all who are still reading results from the Great Woodwind Doubler Census of 2011. At this point we are getting into some more of the questions with free-form answers, and I think your responses are really interesting. Q: What is your greatest challenge as a woodwind doubler? I ...

May 14, 2011

Woodwind Doubler Census results, part 4: employment

I hope you all are finding this as fascinating as I am. Here’s the latest batch of results from the Great Woodwind Doubler Census of 2011. Employment Q. Which of these do you play?

May 11, 2011

Woodwind Doubler Census results, part 3: education and training

More results from the Great Woodwind Doubler Census of 2011. Enjoy! Education and training Q: Which of these have been part of your education on woodwind instruments? Out of 187 total respondents, every one answered this question. The complete wording of the possible responses was as follows: school band/orchestra program (high school or younger) private ...

May 6, 2011

Woodwind Doubler Census results, part 2: instruments

In the previous installment of results from the Great Woodwind Doubler Census of 2011, I shared some basic demographic information about the 187 survey respondents. In this installment (and those to come), we’ll dig into some real doubling stuff. Instruments Q: Which woodwind instruments do you play, and at what levels? The top results are ...

May 3, 2011

Woodwind Doubler Census results, part 1: demographics

First things first: thank you thank you thank you to all who participated in the survey, and especially those who Tweeted, Facebooked, and otherwise spread the word. I was bowled over by the number and diversity of woodwind doublers who responded: top professionals, rank amateurs, and everyone in between, for a grand total of 187 ...
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