Posts for “Recorder”

November 30, 2018

Favorite blog posts, November 2018

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

April 30, 2017

Favorite blog posts, April 2017

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

June 12, 2014

Dissertation: Woodwind doubling on folk, ethnic, and period instruments in film and theater music

My doctoral dissertation is now available online through the University of Georgia library, entitled Woodwind doubling on folk, ethnic, and period instruments in film and theater music: Case studies and a practical manual.

December 31, 2013

Favorite blog posts, December 2013

Here are the woodwind-related blog posts that made my “nice” list for December. (One from late November seems to have slipped in here, too.) On his new blog, Timothy Owen explains how he tunes his saxophone like an M-16 assault rifle. Bassoonist Betsy Sturdevant (of the Columbus Symphony) reveals her basic reedmaking method. Cooper Wright doesn’t just play ...

September 19, 2013

New sound clips: Faculty woodwinds recital, Aug. 27, 2013

It’s time again for the annual post-mortem on my on-campus faculty recital. This year’s program was all Telemann, which was fun. Since some of my most formative years as a musician happened back when I was primarily a saxophonist, I still feel a little out of my depth with Baroque style, and preparations for this recital ...

August 20, 2013

Faculty woodwinds recital, Aug. 27, 2013

Bret Pimentel, woodwinds Kumiko Shimizu, piano Nicole Davis, cello Works by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) Faculty Recital Delta State University Department of Music Recital Hall, Bologna Performing Arts Center Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:30 PM Program Sonata in A minor for oboe and basso continuo, TWV 41:a 3 (c. 1728) Siciliana Spirituoso Andante amabile Vivace Sonata ...

May 3, 2012

Recorder notation vs. band/orchestral woodwind notation

At the request of a reader, I’m going to try to clarify some things about notation for recorders. (I touched on it previously in an article about woodwind key nomenclature systems.) Those of us who play modern band/orchestral woodwinds are familiar with a system in which, within a family of instruments, a notated pitch always ...

December 5, 2010

Introducing the Fingering diagram builder

I’m pleased to present something I’ve been working on, on and off, for a while now. I’m pretty excited about it, and I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think. This project developed from my own need to quickly and easily create fingering diagrams for the woodwind instruments that ...

December 19, 2008

Getting started with ethnic woodwinds: your holiday wish list

I’ve got ethnic woodwinds on the brain lately, and no end in sight since they are the topic of my doctoral dissertation research. If you haven’t added any ethnic instruments to your arsenal yet, here’s what I recommend for a relatively easy to play, low-maintenance, inexpensive, and versatile beginning to your collection.

December 12, 2008

New sound clips

I’ve posted some new sound clips over on my audio page, to show off what I’ve been up to lately.
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