Posts for March 2014

March 31, 2014

Favorite blog posts, March 2014

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, March 2014 edition.

March 24, 2014

Answering equipment questions

Factoids about which musicians use which equipment are a curiosity, rather than something of great importance.

March 20, 2014

Death from exposure

It's a fallacy for a prospective employer to offer you exposure and experience and networking instead of money, as if the alternative were gigs that paid money but didn't offer those things. That simply isn't the case: you get all those benefits from paid gigs, too, plus you get to pay your rent that month.

March 13, 2014

Improvisation and doubling

If you double on multiple instruments, the improvisational vocabulary pool isn't really portable. You can bring your ideas with you from instrument to instrument, but you won't be able to execute them smoothly unless you have put in the practice hours on each instrument separately.

March 8, 2014

Misconceptions about saxophone-to-clarinet doubling

If you expect to play the clarinet decently well, you're going to have to do all the same things you did to play the saxophone decently well: obtain good quality equipment, seek out quality instruction, practice regularly and well, and listen to lots of fine playing.

March 1, 2014

Favorite blog posts, February 2014

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, February 2014 edition.
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