Favorite blog posts, December 2018

See the woodwind blogs I’m following, and suggest others!

Favorite blog posts, November 2018

  • Stephen Caplan embraces plastic oboes. Related: Elizabeth Brown lists some signs that your wooden oboe has a crack.
  • Clarinetist Miranda Dohrman gives advice on building a freelance career.
  • Jennifer Mackerras provides solutions for recorders slipping and sliding around in your hands.
  • Peter Westbrook shares a 2003 interview with Herbie Mann, covering aspects of jazz flute playing, woodwind doubling, and more.
  • Oboist Jennet Ingle offers some suggestions on a good mindset for solo performance.
  • Clarinetist Jenny Maclay lists some reasons you might not be improving as much as you would like.

Favorite blog posts, October 2018

Favorite blog posts, September 2018

Favorite blog posts, July 2018

  • Saxophonist Ben Britton offers some hints on overtones. (Related: my review of Ben’s overtone book.)
  • Flutist Nicole Riner provides some bullet points on self-auditing your private studio’s business model, in two parts.
  • Clarinetist Jenny Maclay reminds us about proper head position.
  • Erin Nichols compares available bass flute models. (Sort of a commercial post, but there is useful information.)

Favorite blog posts, June 2018

Favorite blog posts, May 2018

  • Flutist Jolene Madewell improves her articulation with understanding of how the tongue moves.
  • Patty Mitchell discusses the oboe and getting into college.
  • David Pierce gives brief summaries of some books on bassoon reedmaking.
  • Saxophonist James Barger explains a method of vibrato development using a mobile app.
  • Clarinetist Jenny Maclay is organizing a Kroepsch studies boot camp for June.
  • Nicole Riner gives piccolo advice.

Favorite blog posts, April 2018

The flute bloggers were especially busy in April.

Favorite blog posts, March 2018