Posts for March 2019

March 14, 2019

Does woodwind doubling ruin your embouchure?

Nope. We use our embouchure muscles for all kinds of things: facial expressions, speech, eating, kissing. Do any of those things “ruin” your embouchure? Of course not. The embouchure is made up of very flexible, agile muscles that are very capable of carrying out multiple tasks. When people (almost always non-doublers) express concern about embouchure ...

March 12, 2019

What I’ve learned from playing different musical styles

One of my favorite things about being a performing musician is moving in and out of different styles. Recently I’ve performed as a classical, jazz, rock, and blues musician. I’ve been thinking a little about the skills that I associate with each, especially skills that have expanded my musicianship and carried over into playing other ...
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