I am pleased once again to share some excellent woodwind-related blog posts from the past month, and especially to point you toward some bloggers appearing here for the first time. Enjoy!
- Jenny Maclay’s 12 Days of Clarinet Christmas is a nice (non-denominational) list of potential practice material.
- Betsy Sturdevant shares some ideas on practicing double-tonguing on the bassoon, particularly as applied to Beethoven 4.
- David Pope shares some realities of being a university saxophone professor.
- Saxophonist Donna Schwartz explains her process for learning a large number of tunes in a short time for a rock gig.
- Saxophone technician Matt Stohrer is doing incredibly valuable work with his “Open Source Saxophone Project.”
- Bassoonist Christina Feigel explains the concept of “tilt” in musical performance, and gives some ideas for overcoming it. (Also, congratulations to Christina on completing her DMA degree!)
- Flutist Rachel Taylor Geier wrote a couple of excellent posts, about 3rd-octave “trick” (overtone) fingerings, and about tendinitis. (Be sure to consult a medical professional for any concerns about injuries.)
- Mostly-flutist Hannah Haefele explains why she is dropping a secondary instrument to focus on the flute.
- Eric from Midwest Musical Imports demonstrates oboe crack repair in a brief interesting video.
- Bassoonist Jessi Vandagriff gives advice on business practices for private teachers.
2 thoughts on “Favorite blog posts, December 2015”
Hey! Thanks for mentioning me! Here is an updated link to the post, since the old one won’t work: http://itsmixedarts.blogspot.com/2015/12/why-I-quit-playing-oboe.html?m=1
Thanks Hannah! I updated the link.