Posts for “Clarinet”

May 31, 2017

Favorite blog posts, May 2017

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, May 2017 edition.

April 30, 2017

Favorite blog posts, April 2017

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, April 2017 edition.

February 28, 2017

Favorite blog posts, February 2017

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, March 2017 edition.

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 31, 2017

Favorite blog posts, January 2017

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, January 2017 edition.

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.

November 30, 2016

Favorite blog posts, November 2016

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

November 22, 2016

Student-selected online woodwind pedagogy articles, 2016 edition

What I want my class to get from the assignment is a sense of how to sift through the information ("information") available online, taking into account the author's credentials or sources, a common-sense evaluation of ideas, and applicability to a particular teaching situation. Be careful out there.

November 8, 2016

Woodwinds and “altissimo” registers

I recently had a saxophone student perform a repertoire piece with some altissimo technique in it, and a non-woodwind-playing musician asked me afterward about the instrument’s extended range. This led to further questions about “altissimo” on other instruments. The answers are a little complicated, but here is some information: The term “altissimo” suggests an extreme high ...