Posts for “Woodwind doubling”

April 6, 2017

Being a beginner on your doubles

If I could go back and do that first lesson over again, I would ask that teacher to treat me like a beginner, since that is exactly what I was.

March 31, 2017

Favorite blog posts, April 2017

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

October 31, 2016

Favorite blog posts, October 2016

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

September 30, 2016

Favorite blog posts, September 2016

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

September 25, 2016

Recital videos, August 2016

I performed a recital with a faculty colleague on our campus at Delta State University, and again at the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”). Program and videos are below. The idea behind the first half was to play Paris Conservatory competition pieces from 1916 (100 years ago). The Büsser and Lefebvre pieces are not unknown, and the Fauré ...

September 12, 2016

Preparing for a multiple woodwinds recital

For over a decade, all of my solo recital performances have been on multiple woodwind instruments. Last month I performed (twice) a recital program with pieces played on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and three saxophones. Here are some of the things I do to prepare. Practice the physical changes. I opened my program with an oboe piece, ...

April 30, 2016

Favorite blog posts, April 2016

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

March 23, 2016

Woodwind doubling for flutists

Here is a cleaned-up version of my lecture notes from a presentation on woodwind doubling I gave last week at the Mid-South Flute Festival: Woodwind doubling for flutists What is doubling? Primary-to-secondary doubling: Playing multiple instruments within a family, such as flute (primary), piccolo (secondary), and alto flute (secondary) Primary-to-primary doubling: Playing instruments from different families, ...