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How to practice – presentation notes

These notes are for a presentation I offered at Orchestra North Owen Sound on July 16/18, 2018. Feel free to take a look and use these resources if you’re interested in upping your own practice game! Resources Metacognition (PDF): an exploration of various limits to self-knowledge Christine Carter, Athletic Advantage from The Strad Wynton Marsalis, Twelve …

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Happy Canada day! A round-up of Canadian music for trumpet

Tomorrow, Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. I love this country (warts and all): I’m proud of our arts and culture, our society, our national quirks and I’m especially proud to contribute to Canada’s future by working and teaching here. Many classical musicians in Canada feel detached from their nation’s composers. I think that’s especially true …

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Sunday Scales 13: Mr. Schlossberg

Max Schlossberg is primarily known to brass players today as the “author” of the book Daily Drills and Technical Exercises. This book contains exercises by Schlossberg, however it was only put together after his death by his son-in-law Harry Freistadt, and it can be a bit confusing to work through. In his day, though, Schlossberg was a …

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