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10,000 Failures

If you want to get good at something (or, lord help you, multiple things), prepare to fail…a lot.

A while ago, I wrote about the “ 458 more words

Adulthood

The hardest lesson I had to learn...

I was 16 years old, still at school, and I had a phone call from a producer (friend of a friend) whose regular drummer had broken his wrist with a recording booked up for the following week. 540 more words

Session Musicians

Musicianship Project #1

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The experience of learning different songs on the different instruments was fun and exciting. I’ve always liked playing the guitar and the ukulele. I started learning chords and songs back in high school so being able to utilize this past experience was rewarding. 75 more words

Musicianship

Legato and Staccato Blowing

Somewhere in the five years of practicing between completing my master’s degree and beginning my doctorate, it dawned on me that there are two basic kinds of blowing, legato and staccato. 441 more words

Flute Pedagogy For Band Instructors

Spend Less Time Practicing, More Time Getting Your S**t Together

In Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin describes foundation habits that are necessary to make other positive changes. Translated into jaded musician-speak, it’s getting your s**t together. 506 more words

Bass

Things that go 'doof-doof' in the night!

What scares you the most? For me, it’s the ‘unknown’. Any new situation that I find myself in, I get the jitters bigtime. The more warning I have about the impending experience, the more nervous I get. 414 more words

Teaching

6 reasons joining a covers band was the best thing I ever did for my career...

I’ve been getting a lot of messages recently from people asking ‘what’s the one bit of advice you’d give to someone wanting to get into the music industry as a professional player?’ For me a big turning point was joining a covers band! 602 more words

Session Musicians