Archive | September, 2011
Sketching (and why a first draft shouldn’t be perfect)
This isn’t a blog post about the many benefits of sketching – that’s been covered well plenty of times. This is about a particular approach to sketching that I usually employ, as do many others, [...]

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Playing changes with… Ryan Kisor
Ryan Kisor is currently playing lead trumpet for the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra (famously alongside the likes of Wynton Marsalis), but he is also a superb bop player. Have a listen! 70-410   , 1Z0-051 [...]

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Jack Stamp on Why Music Matters
Dr. Jack Stamp is Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting. Dr. [...]

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How To Bounce Back From Rejection or Failure
Disappointment is a part of life, and it’s a big part of being a musician. Maybe you blow an audition, or choke on a recital, or make a blatant mistake during a concert. Maybe your [...]

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Playing changes with… Freddie Hubbard
Firey post-bop trumpet innovator, Freddie Hubbard has recorded with the all time great players, notably on Herbie Hancock’s famous ‘Maiden Voyage’ album… Also recording with Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Art Blakey and with his own [...]

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Support Dutch Orchestras! Here is a message from the orchestra of the Gothenburg Opera, to the government of The Netherlands, regarding the current proposed cutbacks: [...]

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How to fit practice into a busy day
The quandary This is a very straight forward tip but it has taken me years to grasp that it is essential if I am to keep playing to the level I want to! Like many [...]

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Malcolm McNab on Efficiency
Recording legend, Malcolm McNab discusses his opinions of efficiency in playing and in the instrument. If you have not yet bought or listened to, his album Exquisite is a towering display of musicality and ability. [...]

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