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Posts for October 2015
October 31, 2015
Favorite blog posts, October 2015
Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, October 2015 edition.
October 28, 2015
But I can do it in the practice room
Every week I hear students play badly, then tell me, "but I can do it in the practice room..." Here are some reasons things might go more poorly in a lesson than in a practice session, and some strategies for dealing with those problems.
October 17, 2015
The double reeds and “uneven” embouchures
Well-formed oboe and bassoon embouchures require attention to angle and overbite (respectively) to produce the best sounds with the least effort.
October 8, 2015
Dissertation on Divertissement for multiple woodwinds
A few years back I commissioned a piece, Divertissement by Sy Brandon for multiple woodwinds soloist with piano, with the help of a Co-op Press Commission Assistance Grant. Brian Levels, who was until recently a doctoral student at the University of North Texas, has written a dissertation on the piece, which is now available through ...
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