Posts for May 2014

May 31, 2014

Favorite blog posts, May 2014

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

May 26, 2014

The amazing shrinking woodwind section: increasing demands on woodwind doublers

21st-century woodwind players need to be able to play a greater number of instruments, from a pool no longer limited to the orchestral woodwinds and saxophones, at a soloist level on each instrument.

May 15, 2014

Did I play that “right?”

Execution of musical passages isn't really about "right" or "wrong," but rather about degrees of rightness. To borrow an idea from manufacturing or engineering, we might think in terms of tolerances.

May 7, 2014

Irish flute/whistle ornamentation symbols à la Grey Larsen, in Lilypond

If you are nerdy/awesome enough to be into (1) the pedagogy of Irish traditional woodwind playing and (2) open-source text-based music notation software, then you may want to check out my set of symbols for Lilypond.
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