The Instrumentalist

Articles March 2015

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Directory:
2015 Guide to Summer Camps and Clinics
This is the 69th annual summer music camp directory published by The Instrumentalist with programs for students and adults.
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Interview:
Curiosity, Passion, and Joy, An Interview with Chris Gleason
“I’ll ask everyone who has the melody at measure 25 to play and then immediately start. Usually no one plays, which leads to some good discussion.”
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Profile:
Mr. Paynter on the Podium
“John never spoke above normal conversational volume in rehearsal. This was, I’m sure, a calculated strategy that forced a very quiet atmosphere and increased the level of intensity.”
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Brass Clinic:
Comparing Classical and Jazz Trumpet Playing
“Few young trumpet players know how a trumpet is supposed to sound. They base their sound off of the best trumpet player they’ve heard, who is usually the player sitting first chair in their band.”
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Teaching:
Teaching Middle School Lessons
“One of the early steps in learning the rhythm in a piece is to write in the counts, clap the rhythm, play the rhythm on one note, and then play the passage. Make sure students thoroughly understand the process before leaving the lesson.”
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Performance Preparations:
Students and Solos
“When practicing without the piano, especially on a run-through, the player should count all rests to cultivate a good sense of time.”
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Life of Reely:
When to Stir Up a Wasp Nest
How to help students who have a difficult time making good decisions.
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Notes from Northfield:
Blood, Sweat, and Tears

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