The Instrumentalist

Articles March 2013

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Directory:
2013 Camp Directory
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Interview:
Of Sound and Style, An Interview with Brian Peter
“If you have a troublemaker, praise everyone around him. The students getting the praise feel great, and the troublemaker learns a better way to get attention. The first time the troublemaker does what you want, lavish him with praise.”
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Teaching with Technology:
How to Make Successful Recordings
“Avoid recording with two different microphones. Use two identical mics. It is easy to fall into the mistaken logic that the side of the band with all the woodwinds should have a stronger mic than the side with the brass, but in your ears the resulting recording will sound unpleasant.”
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Life of Reely:
Hidden Motives Finding Ways to Inspire Students
“A child motivated by power is among the most feared and misunderstood in bands. Sometimes we may believe that they want our power. That is not the case – they just want some of their own.”
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Woodwind Clinic:
Making the Switch to Piccolo
“Most piccolo players want to play the piccolo part so it blends into the flute section sound. However, like other auxiliary instruments, the piccolo is used for color and effect and should be heard.”
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Brass Clinic:
Triumphant Auditions
“Resonance on a brass instrument does not depend about working hard or playing louder. On the contrary, it is based on keeping the embouchure relaxed so it can vibrate as freely as possible, producing a fuller sound with less air.”
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Personal Perspective:
Lessons from the Back Row

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Notes from Northfield:
A Fabulous Journey

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Online Exclusive:
Conflict and Passion in Morton Gould's Jericho

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