The Instrumentalist

Articles December 2014

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Interview:
A Conversation with Eugene Migliaro Corporon
“You cannot play if a piece if you don’t know how to listen to the piece. Like everybody else, there are times when I have to slow the tempo down so that we can figure out what is going on. Sometimes my reason for slowing things down is to give us time to hear a complex rapid passage, not necessarily practice it but just hear it.”
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Composers Workshop:
The Art of Composing, A Look at Composers Featured at the 2014 Midwest Clinic, Part 2.
“Composing doesn’t need to be pretentious. It doesn’t require one to wear all black, strut around in leather pants during the summer, wear sunglasses indoors, have long flowing hair, and use big words. Write something that sounds cool, and people will play it.”
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Teaching:
Midwest Clinic Preview: Thoughts from the Directors
Eight of the teachers taking their students to perform at the Midwest Clinic share some of the life lessons they learned before and during their preparation for the trip to Chicago.
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Woodwind Clinic:
Flute Vibrato in Minutes
Learning to use vibrato artistically takes a lifetime, but flutists can learn the basic principles quickly.
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Brass Clinic:
Tips for Beginning Tubists
“While having beginners on other instruments strive for four-bar phrases is usually appropriate, young tubists will likely be able to play these longer phrases only with a weak and uncharacteristic sound. Instead, encourage them to play out, and allow more frequent breaths.”
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String Clinic:
Thumb Technique
“One trick I have found useful is to put scotch tape on the inside of the thumb once it is correctly bent. If the student then feels the tape pulling and stretching, that means the thumb is starting to straighten out, which it should not do.”
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Percussion Clinic:
3 Timpani Grips
The German, French, and American timpani grips each can be used for a different purpose. “The French grip produces a brighter tone and makes it easier to play legato and let the mallets rebound.”
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Life of Reely:
Characteristics of Success

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