Category: Musician’s Life

Chedeville Clarinet Barrels review

I’ve been playing on Chedeville hard rubber clarinet barrels for several years now, and I love them. Which is saying a lot, since I have a collection of beautiful wood barrels from Buffet (Moennig and Chadash), from Backun (MoBa, Fatboy),…

Video: Paul Jeanjean Clarinet Etude #1 from Book of 18, with new Accompaniment by Joseph Hallman

For the past several years, the clarinet works of composer Paul Jeanjean have been featured often in my posts, most notably his famous book of 18 Études de Perfectionnement, a collection of advanced and somewhat modern (in the 1920s) studies…

The destructive power of impatience

A path to peak performance requires a clear map of our goals. It also requires knowledge and understanding of the best methods to reach them. The destructive power of impatience cannot be underestimated in the process of attaining goals. Yet…

On words, music, and serendipity, too.

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to All! It’s been awhile since I posted actual words here. The past five “posts” have been videos of me playing, something I plan to continue, since music is better expressed through playing than writing…