Posts tagged “April fools”

April 8, 2018

ReedCast™ scientific reed forecasts on Alexa

I was hoping to announce this a week ago, on the anniversary of the ReedCast™’s debut, April 1, 2015,but things got a little delayed. Anyway, you can now get your guaranteed-accurate, highly scientific ReedCast™ on your Alexa device. Check it out! You can, of course, still get your classic ReedCast™ on the web.

April 1, 2017

Reedcast™ version 2.0

A couple of years ago I introduced my Reedcast™ tool on this site, which uses my proprietary software code to predict reed quality for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone based on environmental factors: I have spent the past few months compiling and studying as much research as I could gather about environmental factors’ effects on woodwind reeds, ...

April 1, 2016

Follow @woodwindtips on Twitter

I have started up an additional Twitter account, @woodwindtips, which I encourage you to check out for several-times-per-day tips on woodwind playing. Enjoy!

April 1, 2015

Introducing ReedCast™: scientific woodwind reed quality forecasting

Woodwind players know that the way a reed plays is subject to factors like elevation, temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure. My new web application, ReedCast™, helps to eliminate some of the guesswork. (Or does it?)

April 1, 2014

Report: NNFA Conference, Southeastern Region, 2014

An April 1 report on a visit to an, um, unusual conference.

April 1, 2013

Review: Vandoren “Maestro” score-marking pencils

I am always pleased to hear from companies that want feedback on their products. And as you regular readers know, I try to be as thorough and honest as I can in my reviews. A couple of weeks ago I bumped into a Vandoren representative at a conference, and he offered to let me bring ...

April 1, 2012

Breaking: Rico to produce bizarre double-tipped reeds

Okay, folks, hang onto your hats: I have stumbled onto what appears to be some truly weird news about things going on at Rico Reeds. I use Google Alerts to keep track of lots of woodwind-related topics on the web. Most days they don’t turn up anything especially interesting, but this morning I awoke to an ...

April 1, 2011

A farewell to woodwind playing

Well, it has been a great ride studying, teaching, and performing on the instruments of the woodwind family. Thanks everyone for your support here at I’ll leave this website up for now, but I hope you will all check out my new project: Bret Pimentel, brass

April 1, 2010

New endorsement deal

I am pleased to announce that, after several weeks of exciting and productive talks, I have signed on for an endorsement and development deal with an up-and-coming reed manufacturer. Here’s the official press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2010 Bret Pimentel Signs On As First FLAVOREEDS™ Artist FORT WAYNE, Indiana.—FLAVOREEDS™ Flavored Clarinet and Saxophone ...
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