Posts for “Oboe”

September 7, 2017

Jazz recital videos, August 2017

This year I played all jazz at my Delta State University faculty recital. Program and some selected videos are below. I’m very much a part-time jazz player, so it was fun to spend the summer trying to get my chops in shape to play tunes in a variety of styles on a variety of instruments. ...

August 31, 2017

Favorite blog posts, August 2017

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

July 31, 2017

Favorite blog posts, July 2017

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

June 30, 2017

Favorite blog posts, June 2017

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

June 12, 2017

Woodwind doubling on both oboe and bassoon

Mid- to late-20th-century music written for woodwind doublers, such as musical theater “books,” largely solidified around three main types of doubling specialists. The most common of these is the clarinet/saxophone/flute player. Less common but still widely used are the oboist with passable single reed skills, and the “low reeds” bassoon/bass clarinet/baritone saxophone player. In the ...

April 30, 2017

Favorite blog posts, April 2017

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

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 ...
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