Posts for “Woodwind doubling”

November 30, 2018

Favorite blog posts, November 2018

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, November 2018 edition.

October 5, 2018

Clarifying woodwind doubling goals

Should you be a woodwind doubler? I think it's worth considering exactly what you mean.

September 13, 2018

Recital videos, August 2018

Here are some videos from my recent Delta State University faculty recital. I enjoyed tackling Brett Wery‘s challenging Sonata for multiple woodwinds (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone) and piano, plus some little oboe pieces and the André Previn bassoon sonata. As always, the goal was to challenge myself, so, as always, the performance had some hiccups. But ...

September 10, 2018

Recording: Claude T. Smith Suite with Delta State Wind Ensemble

A few months ago I got to perform Claude T. Smith’s Suite for Solo Flute, Clarinet, and Alto Saxophone with the Delta State University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Erik Richards. It’s a fun showpiece for a woodwind doubler with band, which I’ve had a few opportunities to perform over the last 10 years. The ...

August 12, 2018

Frequently-asked questions about woodwind doubling, and their unpopular answers

Q. Should I be a woodwind doubler? A. In most cases, no. If you already feel driven to do it, and have the time and resources to devote to it, then maybe. Q. What’s the trick to getting in enough practice time on all these instruments? A. Figure out what to de-prioritize in your life ...

June 30, 2018

Favorite blog posts, June 2018

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, June 2018 edition.

May 24, 2018

Q&A: Woodwind doubling

Answers to questions submitted for the blog's 10th anniversary.

March 31, 2018

Favorite blog posts, March 2018

Hand-picked high-quality woodwind-related blog posts from around the web, March 2018 edition.

January 4, 2018

Review: “Double Troubles” by Paul Saunders

A few months ago I wrote a review of So You Want to Play in Shows…?, a book of woodwind doubling etudes by Paul Saunders. Recently Paul sent me Double Troubles, a new collection of etudes. Like So You Want, the new volume includes a piano part plus access to downloadable backing tracks. As I said in the previous review: This is ...

December 31, 2017

Favorite blog posts, December 2017

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