Once you know how to break a simple tune apart, memorize each part, identify the problem spots, and memorize little problem spots (memorize a key to get through it), then you can memorize the big stuff too.
Winter is a hard time for wood instruments. The extremes in temperature and fluctuations in humidity can really wreak havoc on our poor friends! Here are some tips on how to cope, how to protect your instrument, and how to minimize the impact of winter weather.
This is a close-out sale, only 6 remaining! I hope all 6 go to my readers! I think they stopped making this metronome because THEY NEVER DIE! Mine is over 10 years old of HARD professional use, and it’s still my go-to guy. Get them here, they’ll soon be gone!
I’ve seen many performers backstage, fighting the tendency for their nerves to make their hands turn cold. Some run their hands under scalding hot water, or bring hot beverages, I’ve seen little pocket warmers and gadgets of every kind. Why does nervousness tend to make our hands turn cold? When we get nervous, it triggers [...]