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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