Posts in category “Reviews”

February 8, 2017

Review: “So You Want to Play in Shows…?” by Paul Saunders

I got a review copy of So You Want to Play in Shows…?, a new woodwind doubling etude book. The author, Paul Saunders, is a woodwind player in London’s West End. The book includes seven studies for doubler playing flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone. It also includes a piano accompaniment book, with piano part recordings available ...

January 24, 2017

Low reed stand showdown: K&M vs. Hercules

Overall, I guess I lean toward the Hercules a little for bass clarinet, mostly because I could add, say, pegs for B-flat and E-flat clarinets and be ready for a utility clarinet gig. And I like the K&M slightly better for bassoon because its larger, softer cup makes a better target during a quick instrument switch.

December 31, 2016

Favorite blog posts, December 2016

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

October 31, 2016

Favorite blog posts, October 2016

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

September 30, 2016

Favorite blog posts, September 2016

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

September 19, 2016

A few thoughts on the new Roland Aerophone AE-10

Don't get me wrong: it's great to see another company get into this space, and I hope they will seek to innovate further in wind controllers and push other companies to do the same. But Roland's new Aerophone AE-10 seems like a misstep.

August 31, 2016

Favorite blog posts, August 2016

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

May 31, 2016

Favorite blog posts, May 2016

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

April 30, 2016

Favorite blog posts, April 2016

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

March 31, 2016

Favorite blog posts, March 2016

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