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Archive for April 2011

Interview: Stanley Drucker

This video features retiring Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Stanley Drucker in conversation with WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle in New York City on June 23, 2009. This is the first in a series of eight videos.  Links to the others can be found below. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx2T_cAN2AA&feature=relmfu] Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part…

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Beginning Clarinet Videos

Monkeysee.com looks to be an interesting website for a wide variety of “how to” videos.  This introductory video is the first in a short, 7-part series of How to Play Clarinet for Beginners. 1842-How-to-Play-Clarinet-for-Beginners-Clarinet-Parts (sorry…couldn’t get the embed to work!)

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Down A River of Time: I, Oboe Concerto

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyc3ettKclw&w=480&h=390]   Down A River of Time a Concerto for Oboe an String Orchestra was commissioned and premiered by Linda Strommen, Professor of Oboe at Indiana University and visiting instructor at the Juilliard School of Music.  It was composed by Eric Ewazen, a member of the faculty at Julliard since 1980.  This piece was composed in 1999.   It is…

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Composing for Video Games

For anyone interested in blending their interest in music and video games… Adam Sessler of X-Play talks with Inon Zur, music composer on games like Prince of Persia, Fallout 3, and the Dragon Age series, and hears about his beginnings on TV shows like Power Rangers, and how composing for games is different. To view the…

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Interview with Greg Pattillo, YouTube's "Beatbox Flute" Guy

Kiera M. recently conducted an email interview with Greg Pattillo, who earned YouTube fame with his renditions of pop culture tunes laced with energetic beat boxing. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crfrKqFp0Zg]   How do we play with better intonation? Working with a tuner is very important for playing in tune.  Also important though is to be able to hear…

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Interview with Art Jennings, Professor of Trombone, University of Florida

Andy C. recently conducted an email interview with Art Jennings, Professor of Trombone at the University of Florida.   What inspired you to be a professional musician? My first private trombone teacher inspired me greatly. He played in the Detroit Symphony and was a really good musician, and most importantly, his love and respect for the art…

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American March Style with Mr. Malcolm

Recently, the Millennium Middle School Wind Ensemble invited PL Malcolm, Director of Bands at Seminole High School, to come and serve as a guest clinician in preparation for this year’s Music Performance Assessment.  In his rehearsal, he covered several  large topics.  This video features his work on the concept of American March Style.   [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/22216384]

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Band Sound & Sonority with Mr. Malcolm

Recently, the Millennium Middle School Wind Ensemble invited PL Malcolm, Director of Bands at Seminole High School, to come and serve as a guest clinician in preparation for this year’s Music Performance Assessment.  In his rehearsal, he covered several  large topics.  This video features his work on the concept of band sound and sonority.  

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