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Time to look at jazz with a fresh pair of eyes: Part 1
1. The facts of life! As a Project Manager I’ve always found that the best way to get a proper view of what state a project is in, is by getting a fresh pair of [...]

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Is bigger better?
www.michaelbarkley.com I see a little movement towards the smaller-bore horns ever since Roger Ingram and Malcolm McNab joined Jupiter and created some fabulous instruments. This article is by way of clarifying a little information regarding [...]

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My Pianist, the Cat
I am finally getting around to the topic of aesthetics, opinion, and in fact (partly) how I classify music and what I personally think constitutes music. My Pianist, the Cat Caveat: it would be worth [...]

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Wasted Potential
This is written entirely from my perspective, but I suspect it applies to others too. Please forgive the self-centredness this article seems to imply – it’s simply a product of telling this from my point [...]

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Am I Biased?
There is no slow way to answer this question as it is very simple; I am biased. Everyone is biased. However, the reasons and circumstances that bias us are worth investigating further. I cannot pretend [...]

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Vision, Artistry and Music
I have recently been thinking about deeper meanings in music; how abstract playing an instrument is to making meaningful music. Alliteration aside… Glenn Gould’s beautiful performance of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations spurred my mind into [...]

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The Happy Decline of The Music Industry
By Angela Ursprung June, 2010 This week’s headlines have been overwhelmingly predicting the death of the music industry, which as they report, may only have months to live. Nick Neyland of Prefix Magazine, among others, [...]

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Has harmful noise any relation to music? Part 2
By Peter McKinnon – Bass trombone, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra 1) What is happening to the level of sound in our symphony and opera orchestras? 2) Why are we brass and percussion players injuring our colleagues [...]

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Has harmful noise any relation to music? Part 1
By Peter McKinnon – Bass trombone, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra 1) What is happening to the level of sound in our symphony and opera orchestras? 2) Why are we brass and percussion players injuring our colleagues [...]

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