The Instrumentalist

Articles November 2012

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Interview:
A Musical Journey Leads to a Surprising Place, An Interview with Dan Wilson
“The camaraderie was what kept the high level of performance in Clayton County going for decades, because any time a new director came in, he had an instant circle of people he could ask any question and get useful information.”
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Teaching:
Tips for Building a Chamber Music Program
Weaker players benefit from a strength-in-numbers approach to chamber music. In a three-on-a-part violin trio, “the three strongest readers were each assigned to different parts so that students who struggled had someone to lean on for support.”
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Woodwind Clinic:
Double Tonguing On the Saxophone: Tips from the Masters
“The danger is always the mechanical double tongue like a machine gun. Even when double tonguing is performed fast, nothing should prevent the phrase from singing, with the articulation paving the way to help create an organic, free line with a certain rubato. All techniques that sound automatic should be banished.”
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Woodwind Clinic:
Alternate Fingerings For the Clarinet’s Chalumeau Register
“There are numerous possible fingerings that will help students develop a smooth technique and better intonation in the chalumeau register. Alternate fingerings should be taught as soon as practical, before they are found in the music.”
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Teaching:
Rhythm and the Brain
“Our brains are wired to anticipate what will happen next, but some music does not lend itself to this. The way to teach it is by fooling the brain and turning off its ability to anticipate.”
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Pep Band:
Building a Great Pep Band on A Limited Budget
“I saw a 180-degree turn in my students’ attitudes about pep band after a five-minute visit from the basketball coaches.”
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Instrumentalist Classic:
Seeing Ourselves As Others See Us
“The people I’ve questioned have identified a band as a marching band, a rock band, or a dance band, not as the concert group that requires so much of our energy and affection.”
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Minute Clinic:
Getting Students Singing

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Personal Perspective:
Still Going Strong

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Notes from Northfield:
Chicago, Fleurus, and Jupiter

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Life of Reely:
Would You Rather

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