Favorite blog posts, July 2020

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Favorite blog posts, October 2019

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Favorite blog posts, May 2019

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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, September 2018

Favorite blog posts, February 2018

  • Flutist Nicole Riner assigns her students repertoire that reinforces skill development (a re-“print” from the 2012 A Flutist’s Handbook: Pedagogy Anthology Vol. 2).
  • Oboist Stephen Caplan reconsiders concentration in performance.
  • Bassoonist Barry Stees shares a simple but revealing way to test reeds.
  • Flutist Jessica Dunnavant discusses her complicated relationship with university teaching.
  • David Pierce considers a pedagogical order for the Vivaldi bassoon concertos (a re-“print” from a 1987 article in the Journal of the International Double Reed Society) [update: link dead].
  • Oboist Jennet Ingle figures out how to give a good tuning A every time.
  • Saxophonist Helen Kahlke avoids germs on the gig.

Favorite blog posts, December 2017