Posts for February 2016

February 27, 2016

Trevor Wye’s “Flexibility I” flute exercise

One of my favorite flute warmups is "Flexibility–I (after Sousseman)" from Trevor Wye's Tone book. This exercise is value-packed and meticulously thought out, and leads inevitably to some fundamental truths about flute playing.

February 11, 2016

Beginners, parents, and making double reeds

If you are a parent or band director of a young oboist or bassoonist, here is what you need to know about reedmaking.

February 5, 2016

Practice slump checklist

Sometimes my students complain that they have had bad practicing days or weeks. Here are a few ideas for breaking out of a practicing slump.
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