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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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