Posts for January 2016

January 31, 2016

Favorite blog posts, January 2016

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, January 2016 edition.

January 30, 2016

Creating fingering charts with diagrams from the Fingering Diagram Builder

Here are a few examples of how to create fingering charts with diagrams from the Fingering Diagram Builder, using music notation software, using a word processor, and using a text editor to create HTML code (such as for a website).

January 18, 2016

Endurance and breath support

Physical endurance can be an issue for woodwind players, most often manifesting as fatigue in the muscles of the embouchure. But in most cases I think tired facial muscles are a symptom of a more fundamental problem.

January 11, 2016

Practicing and the two-minute rule

David Allen’s well-known book Getting Things Done is always within arm’s reach at my desk. I find its concepts and techniques valuable for managing my time and productivity. I don’t consciously use a lot of “GTD” ideas in my practicing, since practicing seems to me like a thing that is never “done.” (If any of you are ...
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