Practicing your 2-4 woodwind doubles when you have no time

As a band director, practicing all five woodwind instruments every day was no sweat. Morning warm up and heavy-duty clarinet practice before beginners. Flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, clarinet fundamentals five days a week with my classes. Then after-school private lessons with JH and HS all-region kiddos on various instruments; I'd play/learn right along with them … Continue reading Practicing your 2-4 woodwind doubles when you have no time

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Woodwind Doubling, Beginnings

While every musician has a primary instrument, many go on to pick up several more for varying reasons. I'm sharing my doubling history just for fun. Also, for those interested in beginning to double, please, for the love of Pete, get a teacher. Really. It will save you great amounts of frustration and headaches as … Continue reading Woodwind Doubling, Beginnings