29. June 2016 · Comments Off on Listen Now! · Categories: Competitions, Listen · Tags:

The Gillet Bassoon competition is being broadcast live at the moment:

29. June 2016 · Comments Off on Playing It Differently · Categories: Ferling, Havin' Fun

Sometimes I struggle with a passage because I can’t quite wrap my fingers around it. I will think of a way to play it differently: sometimes I move the bar line by just one 16th note. Sometimes I play triplets instead of duplets. Sometimes I play around with articulation or even rhythm. It just helps to play it differently.

I’d never thought of this, though:

Oboist: Phil Popham

… and this reminds me that I have a LOT more Aaron Hill Ferling Etudes to put up!