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Category: musical instruction

Whiplash and Ted Dunbar: Tough Love in Education

One of the most important things I offer as an educator is honesty. While I like to think I am a kind person, I feel I am doing no favors if I allow a musician, especially a young musician, to delude him or herself. It was in that spirit that I went into watching the [...]

“Jazz Musician” – A Descriptive or Qualitative Term?

What makes someone a “jazz musician?” Is it the content of their music or is it a more complex calculus of experiences and accomplishments and peer recognition? I tend to think the latter . . .

Mental Practicing

Rather than dictating WHAT you should be practicing, here we explore the most physically low-impact way to accomplish the greatest amount of growth, something that should be useful whether your subsequent at-the-instrument time is 10 minutes or 8 hours.