As a professional sax player myself, I am sometimes deeply disturbed by what I hear coming from the sax section, even in my own band! But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode I share 8 tips that will help your students to have a better sax sound.
The main thing we do…fixing the music! How do we get better at that?
In this episode, I share 14 tips that I have learned over the years, including an acronym from the Army Band (DIAC) and what NOT to use as a rehearsal technique, a technique used frequently by one of my band commanders.
Also listen to Episode 40 to find out more about the function chorales mentioned in this podcast.
Professor Jimmy, James Divine’s twin music teacher brother, gives you tips on how to use your practice time wisely.
Professor Jimmy is much more fun to watch rather than listen to. Watch him here.
Where can three degrees in bassoon performance take you? Sometimes to exciting and unexpected places like teaching music in a rural public school. Join me as I have a conversation with Karen Gregg about the joy of teaching in a rural school, where Karen has a ton of community involvement, more flexibility, gets to know her students and has 40-45% of students in band.