The Instrumentalist

Articles March 2014

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Directory:
2014 Directory of Camps and Summer Music Programs
Information about sessions for students as well as the workshops that feature programs for adults.
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Rehearsal Techniques:
Making the Most of Final Contest Preparations
“With two-part phrases, the objective may be to have 70% of the ensemble sound comprised of melody, while 30% of the ensemble sound is accompaniment.”
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Programming:
Filling the Concert Hall
“Knowing that a concert is open to the public may not be enough to encourage some people to attend. A special invitation can make a difference in making someone feel welcome to attend.”
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Administration:
The Delicate Art of Negotiation
“I set up the meeting table in the middle of the room and surrounded it with all the decrepit instruments we were using. What I had been saying for a long time became concrete once they could see the problem.”
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Woodwind Clinic:
Saxophone Wisdom from Eugene Rousseau
The legendary saxophone instructor shares wisdom gained over several decades. He discusses the five keys to a great embouchure, the secrets of a good tone, and the importance of the mouthpiece to an improved saxophone sound.
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Idea Exchange:
Venting Bassoon Notes
“Venting is especially helpful when a student has a fast, tongued passage in this range. Instead of flicking each time a note is articulated, the student can hold a single thumb key while tonguing these notes.”
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Obituary:
A Gentleman from Wisconsin
Nicholas J. Contorno, Jr. (1938-2014)
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Practicing:
Best Practices
“To demonstrate what effective practice looks and sounds like, it can be helpful to record a video of a 20-30 minute practice session, so that students have a reference point for improving the quality of their practicing.”
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