The Instrumentalist

Articles February 2015

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Rehearsal Techniques:
What to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do
“Sometimes the problem is as simple as a baritone saxophone player playing a tenor saxophone part. Strange things happen in bands.”
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Interview:
The Art of Leadership, An Interview with Bobby Lambert
After 13 years working with Greg Bimm at Marian Catholic High School, Bobby Lambert takes the helm at Wando High School in South Carolina. “My core principle is this: ‘If you will try, I will make it work for you.’”
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Rehearsal Techniques:
Common-Sense Rehearsal Techniques
“One of the best things I ever did was to start a journal of the practical ideas that really worked to improve my program.”
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Performance Preparations:
On Memorizing
“Virtually all the major conductors of Reiner’s era conducted by memory, being greatly influenced by the renowned Arturo Toscanini, who in so many ways set the standards for all conductors, including for memorization.”
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Career Advice:
The Best Résumés
“Musicians must promote themselves on paper as well as they do on stage.”
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Career Advice:
Getting Gigs
“If you are willing to sit through some long rehearsals and low-paying gigs and maintain a good attitude, then better opportunities will surely arise.”
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Notes from Northfield:
Happy Birthday

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Life of Reely:
Blurred Lines
Trey rights a wrong from the time when teaching across the curriculum was in vogue.
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