Category Archives: Studies

Violin Technique?

“In instrumental music, the relationship of the percussive elements to those of the purely singing sound is analogous to that of the consonants and vowels in speech and song.”

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Violin Technique?

“In instrumental music, the relationship of the percussive elements to those of the purely singing sound is analogous to that of the consonants and vowels in speech and song.”

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Rehearsal Notes Benjamin Britten

Hymn to St. CeciliaRehearsal 18 Something that is confusing is the constant rhythm expressed in the bass line. I do not hear or feel that consistency to set up the other lines above that quarter note rhythm. As an instrumentalist

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Rehearsal Notes Benjamin Britten

Hymn to St. CeciliaRehearsal 18 Something that is confusing is the constant rhythm expressed in the bass line. I do not hear or feel that consistency to set up the other lines above that quarter note rhythm. As an instrumentalist

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Sacred or Secular

Sacred or Secular.   The Messiah and Jesus Christ Superstar.  Performing Artists making a living.

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Sacred or Secular

Sacred or Secular.   The Messiah and Jesus Christ Superstar.  Performing Artists making a living.

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Messiah and Jesus Christ Superstar

In the summer of 1741 Handel, depressed and in debt, began setting Charles Jennens’ Biblical libretto to music at a breakneck speed. In just 24 days, Messiah was complete (August 22 – September 14)
Jesus Christ Superstar, 1970’s
Pulling all this together, the performing arts is a profession just like any other profession. Do not take it for granted and just expect it to be there without recompense.

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Messiah and Jesus Christ Superstar

In the summer of 1741 Handel, depressed and in debt, began setting Charles Jennens’ Biblical libretto to music at a breakneck speed. In just 24 days, Messiah was complete (August 22 – September 14)
Jesus Christ Superstar, 1970’s
Pulling all this together, the performing arts is a profession just like any other profession. Do not take it for granted and just expect it to be there without recompense.

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Alan Balter And The Die Cast Machine

The power of a liberal arts education (thanks Michelle)

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Alan Balter And The Die Cast Machine

The power of a liberal arts education (thanks Michelle)

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Kinesiology of the Clarinet

Kinesiology as it relates to the clarinet involves every aspect of practice and performance. By definition kinesiology is the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement. Movement of the fingers in relation to the fingers and the key’s on the clarinet involves constant attention to the height of the fingers in relation to the keys and the flexibility needed to make the connections with a sense of interconnectedness.

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Kinesiology of the Clarinet

Kinesiology as it relates to the clarinet involves every aspect of practice and performance. By definition kinesiology is the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement. Movement of the fingers in relation to the fingers and the key’s on the clarinet involves constant attention to the height of the fingers in relation to the keys and the flexibility needed to make the connections with a sense of interconnectedness.

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An Experience with Maestro Alan Balter

Most did not know of Alan’s expertise on the computer or of his double degree in Mathematics, an ideal combination for any musician or any other field of endeavor. At his home in Memphis, we would work with the clarinet and the

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An Experience with Maestro Alan Balter

Most did not know of Alan’s expertise on the computer or of his double degree in Mathematics, an ideal combination for any musician or any other field of endeavor. At his home in Memphis, we would work with the clarinet and the

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