Unfortunately, if musicians often don’t learn to improvise early on, when they finally have the opportunity they are hesitant. “We fear being judged by others,” he says. “The trick is to dismiss that fear and play on.” Aside from the self-gratification and joy, improvising can open doors. “If you can play spontaneously in a variety … More Quick tips on Improv
Here is my band at rehearsal last week, me on tenor sax, had a few air issues getting warmed up, not bad for a small room recording.
Clarinet Ornamentation Techniques by Milan Milosevic Note from Legere: Musical ornaments are the flourishs, trills, and fills that are not central to a melodic line but are added by performers to provide a sense of character and style to a piece; almost as if the artist is decorating a piece with their own contribution. In this … More Ornamentation
From the folks at Musicnotes.com: Sight reading seems to be one of those challenges that either a beginning musician loves or has recurring nightmares about. For those of us in the latter category, we’ve consulted with music educators who specialize in the important skill of sight reading music to make it less scary and (maybe … More 10 Sight Reading Tips