All in Practicing

5 Steps For Building Rhythm

If I could sum up this year's practice theme on a post it note for myself, it would read: "get good at playing on the beat, stupid". I'd probably leave off the stupid, but you get the point- everybody could learn to be better at being on the beat. Here's what I'm doing to build my chops:

7 Ways to Prevent and Manage Panic Sight Reading

It happens to every musician- the band leader for that new gig you’re trying to land hands you a massively complicated sheet music arrangement and says  “here, just play this”. As you turn through the pages black with syncopated rhythms and 64th note glissandos, you hear the band leader say “5/8 meter at 150 bpm on my count. Ready? 1, 2, 3. . . “