recording equipment for horn
If you’re looking for a way to get into recording the horn, Dr. James Boldin has a nice article on his current recording setup on his website. According to his post, he was looking for something a bit more advanced and flexible than a handheld Minidisc or digital recorder (like […]

Basic Gear for Recording

Feeling rushed can hurt your practice
Carrying on from my post a couple of weeks ago about finding time to practice (and just about anything else you need or want to do), this post from Bulletproof Musician illustrates some of the downsides of being rushed. The Iowa Gambling Task The article goes into more detail (definitely […]

Being (or Feeling) Rushed Can Hurt Your Practice

If you’ve never heard of Seth Godin, and you’re in any type of entrepreneurial or customer-focused field (like musicians and teachers), you should check him out. His daily blog entries are both incredibly insightful and ridiculously short. Take this 7-sentence entry posted a few weeks ago as an example. Short, […]

Don’t want to practice? Listen to this instead.

calendar schedule
The past couple of years, I’ve been on a pretty big productivity kick. I’ve read books, blogs, downloaded apps, and watched Youtube videos, all in an effort to try to maximize my ability to do things quickly and effectively. I’m still pretty far from where I feel I should be […]

No time to practice? Here’s how to do it!

As I mentioned in my previous post about making the jump from Android to iOS, I’m really enjoying some of the things that Apple has to offer (although there are many that baffle me). One of the things I’m enjoying most, though, is Apple’s approach to privacy from 3rd parties […]

How Google Knows So Much About You (Hint: It’s your ...

So I did something a few weeks ago that I never really thought I would do. I switched from an Android phone (I’ve used Android phones since the original Android phone – the T-Mobile G1) to an iPhone (more specifically, the iPhone 8). I did this for a few reasons, […]

Android to iOS: Why I Switched

A new blog post over on The Bulletproof Musician really breaks down the science behind making sure that your practice is never too easy. Now, this idea isn’t something new or groundbreaking, but it’s interesting (and useful) to take a more data-driven look at these kinds of statements. I won’t give away […]

Why the (practice) struggle is real (and good)

Drone training for intonation
Playing in tune is one of the most fundamental skills for any wind or string player. However, in tune is not as simple as just getting a tuner needle to point straight up and setting your slides in one place. Different instrument tendencies, different tuning systems, temperature variations, melodic vs. harmonic tuning, all […]

Up Your Intonation Game With Drones