Bravo sir. Bravo.
We’ve started a tune of the week club. We look at a different jazz song each week and share recordings.
Check it out:
Probably could have done a better song than this…..sorta boring.
The ZOEN Blog has a great article up on using resonance fingerings for clarinet.
One of the most problematic aspects of clarinet playing is achieving an even, fluid timbre across the instrument’s range, through all dynamics and articulations. Barring extreme altissimo, the most unforgiving notes on the instrument are the throat tones – F, F#, G, Ab, A, and Bb. They tend to be weak, stuffy, out of tune, hard to project, and unpredictable from player to player.
I ALWAYS play my throat tone Bb with the “resonance fingering.” It’s something I think I started doing in college while using a “crappy” Buffet clarinet they had (by “crappy” I mean it played the throat tones out of tune and stuffy).
Today, MakeMusic announced that Launch Equity will purchase the company. You can read MakeMusic’s press release here. Launch Equity proposed the buyout last July (July 15, 2012), with the intent of taking the company private and then investing money into the company for a new CEO as well as updating software (particularly Finale’s base code).
This is great news considering Avid is falling off a cliff and the development team of Sibelius was sacked and have started a new project with Steinberg.
I just posted this on my website.
This jazz clarinet lesson comprises some of my favorite licks from Eddie Daniels, Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman as well as some random ones.
Another Jazz Legend has left the house.
Dave Brubeck, the jazz pianist, composer and bandleader behind the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet, has died at age 91.