Posts for July 2015

July 31, 2015

Favorite blog posts, July 2015

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

July 21, 2015

Woodwind doubling and flute problems

Many doublers start out as clarinetists or saxophonists, and many doublers would say that the flute is particularly challenging as a double. These phenomena are related. Let’s look at some of the issues woodwind doublers have with the flute. I’ll offer a sort of glib, inadequate tip or two for each situation, but the real ...

July 17, 2015

Pushing in and pulling out

A simplistic view of "tuning" is that "pulling out" makes the instrument play a little flatter and "pushing in" makes it play a little sharper. One of the problems is that not all notes are affected equally.

July 11, 2015

Five things to do before starting a new school year as a college music major

Most colleges and universities will be starting classes again within the next month or two. If you are a music student, now might be a good time to make some preparations that will set you up for success in the new school year. Get your instrument ready. After a year of hard playing in ensembles, ...
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