The Instrumentalist

Articles May 2013

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Roundtable Discussion:
Views from the Press Box, Lessons and Advice from Marching Adjudicators
An outstanding panel of marching band adjudicators offers advice and wisdom. “Band is a place for everyone. This has always been my approach with all of my programs. This means that my bands will have holes from time to time. I chose this a long time ago because I personally do not wish to see members of my program stand on the sideline or sit in the stands while their peers perform.”
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Instrumentalist Classic:
The Evolution of the Chicago Symphony Brass Sound
Legendary trumpeter Bud Herseth died on April 13, 2013. In tribute, we look back at the development of the legendary Chicago brass section, as told by Herseth, Phil Farkas, and Arnold Jacobs.
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Profile:
Woody Herman’s Musical Journey A Lifetime on the Road Began 100 Years Ago
Born 100 years ago this month, Woody Herman led a musical life of ongoing changes in music and personnel. The journey began with his earliest days in Milwaukee, when a kind teacher took an interest in his musical talent.
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Woodwind Clinic:
Improving High Notes on the Saxophone
The highest notes on the saxophone are nothing to fear. Here are some tips for playing on the palm keys and beyond.
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Teaching:
Ten Tips for Working with Young Children
It can take some resourcefulness to teach young students effectively. Here are some successful techniques to help understand the mindsets of students.
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Woodwind Clinic:
What I Learned From the Clarinet
“My seating position as the ‘tight end,’ so to speak, of the woodwind section also allowed me to bask in the beautiful sounds of the oboes, bassoons and clarinets.” Also included is a Flute Talk Classic: A New Perspective On Note Releases by Walfrid Kujala, April 1995.
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Life of Reely:
Cheers

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Column:
Musical Intelligence

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