Posts for September 2012

September 29, 2012

Things that aren’t jazz

Okay, first of all: what I’m talking about here is the “mainstream” jazz tradition, insofar as such a thing exists (you can make a good argument that it doesn’t, really). “Jazz” is a wide net to cast. To flip it around, if I were going to list things that aren’t “classical” music, I might say ...

September 12, 2012

The value of a musical instrument

My instruments are valuable. Here’s why: Most of them cost a lot of money. Replacing any of them would be expensive, possibly even prohibitively so. (If you haven’t already, get a good insurance policy from a company that specializes in musical instruments!) I worked hard at choosing them. When I bought my oboe, I went to ...

September 8, 2012

Faculty piano and woodwinds recital, Sept. 13, 2012

Kumiko Shimizu, piano Bret Pimentel, woodwinds Faculty Recital Delta State University Department of Music Recital Hall, Bologna Performing Arts Center Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:30 PM Program from Suite for Flute and Piano Claude Bolling (b. 1930) I. Baroque and Blue V. Irlandaise VII. Veloce from Four Personalities for Oboe and Piano Alyssa Morris (b. 1984) ...

September 5, 2012

Which instrument should I learn next?

One of the questions I get most frequently from aspiring woodwind doublers is “Which instrument should I learn next?” The short answer is “Whichever you want.” Woodwind doublers’ motivations (career, artistic, or personal) are varied, and your interests and goals should override any advice I (or anyone) can offer. If you really want to learn ...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!