Posts for June 2015

June 30, 2015

Favorite blog posts, June 2015

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, June 2015 edition.

June 23, 2015

Playing in tune: five factors

One of the first “technical” things I wrote on this blog was about playing in tune. I ran across that now-embarrassing post recently and decided it is time to revisit that topic since my thinking about it has crystallized a bit more. To play a woodwind instrument in tune, there are five factors to address: ...

June 19, 2015

Fingering Diagram Builder, version 0.7

I have released version 0.7 of the Fingering Diagram Builder. Mostly it supports some new instruments. Let me know if you run into bugs or have suggestions or feature requests. Here’s what’s new: I fixed a bug that was preventing saving custom presets. Not sure if anybody noticed. Viennese oboe diagrams. German clarinet diagrams, in ...

June 8, 2015

Review: D’Addario Select Jazz alto saxophone mouthpieces

I like mouthpieces that are easy to play, especially in terms of response and tuning. But I also really like something easy to replace; I don’t like the idea of a mouthpiece that is so expensive, variable, or rare that if I drop it I can’t just order a new one, have it in a ...
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