Monthly Archives: December 2012

Remembering, with Thankfulness, Providence Reformed Bible Church

This January marks the second anniversary of a major change for Jennifer and me. Having attended Baptist churches for the entirety of our married lives (and, for me, my entire life), and after weeks and months of prayer and deliberation, we … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Confessionalism, Covenant Theology, Doctrine, Theology, Worship

Practicing Scales and Arpeggios

Since beginning this blog in mid-August I have spent a disproportionate amount of time covering topics related to practicing playing fundamentals. Disproportionate, that is, in terms of the number of words written on that topic compared to others, not in … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Auditions, Bass Trombone, Daily Routine, Euphonium, Playing Fundamentals, Scales and Arpeggios, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone

A Challenge to My Students, Both Current and Former

For today’s brief post I would like to issue a challenge to my current students, my former students, and, well, any low brass player that might be reading. In an email to my current students earlier this week, I exhorted … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Daily Routine, Euphonium, Playing Fundamentals, Scales and Arpeggios, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone

Maintaining “Chops” During the Break

The Fall 2012 semester ended at Ole Miss today. I have cleaned up my office a bit, submitted most of my final grades (I’m still waiting for some additional info to finalize a couple of them), and have “migrated” instruments … Continue reading

Posted in Low Brass Resources, Music, Playing Fundamentals, Scales and Arpeggios, Teaching Low Brass