Monthly Archives: September 2012

Does it Really Matter?

In this month’s post regarding matters related to the Christian faith, I am reacting to a comment made during the Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Christ Presbyterian Church a couple of weeks ago. The format for this weekly gathering is very … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Doctrine, Evangelism, Theology

The Daily Routine: A Necessity for Great Brass Playing, Part Two

This week I am continuing the discussion begun in last week’s post about the brass player’s daily routine. Whereas in the previous post I covered foundational concepts concerning regular fundamentals practice, today I will be discussing ancillary topics such as materials that … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Playing Fundamentals

The Daily Routine: A Necessity for Great Brass Playing, Part One

In the next two posts, I will be discussing perhaps the most foundational part of my approach to brass playing: the “daily routine,” covering most or all of the fundamental elements of playing the instrument. That I place such emphasis … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Playing Fundamentals

Fifteen Steps to Playing a Better All-State Audition

I had originally intended to use the first three posts this month to set forth some fundamental aspects of my approach to brass playing. Realizing, however, that now is the “prime time” that high school students in Mississippi and other … Continue reading

Posted in Auditions, Music