Posts for December 2012

December 30, 2012

2012 in review

Here are some highlights (to me) of what happened on the blog this year. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for new, non-meta content once the holidays are over. Some technique talk for flutists, oboists, and clarinetists, and some stuff for reed players of various stripes. Some stuff for woodwind doublers: finding gigs, why fingerings aren’t that big ...

December 22, 2012

What I’ve learned in my first three years as a college professor

red pen I’m still at what I hope is the beginning of a long career, with lots of things left to learn. But here are a few little things I’ve picked up along the way so far (three and a half years, actually), and that I thought might be worth sharing. Getting hired for a job in ...

December 10, 2012

Stuff my students say

What my students say What my students mean I was too busy to practice this week. My choices this week did not include practicing. I can play it perfectly when nobody is listening, I promise! When somebody is listening, I’m suddenly painfully aware of problems with my playing that I ignored in the practice room. ...

December 6, 2012

Review: Ben Britton’s A Complete Approach to Sound for the Modern Saxophonist

I have been in touch with saxophonist Ben Britton since I mentioned his blog in a roundup review last year. He’s a nice guy, not to mention a great (and award-winning) saxophone player: I was pleased to hear from Ben about his new book, A Complete Approach to Sound for the Modern Saxophonist. It is now available in ...
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