Monthly Archives: April 2013

Book Review: Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Redemption by Shane E. Kastler

Kastler, Shane E. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Redemption. Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Company, 2010. Hardcover, 176pp. During a recent visit with my wife to Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, I noticed this little book while sipping coffee and perusing the shelves. … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Civil War, Evangelism, History, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Predestination, Providence, Redemption, Salvation, Theology

“Gadgets and Gizmos:” P.E.T.E.

(A short entry after a busy few weeks….) We humans are great at devising new methods and new contraptions intended to make our lives better, our jobs easier, and our time spent doing those jobs more productive. And, thanks to … Continue reading

Posted in "Gadgets and Gizmos", Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Daily Routine, Euphonium, Low Brass Resources, Music, P.E.T.E., Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba

Preparing to teach “Low Brass” at the College/University Level: A Primer for Tuba and Euphonium Players, Part Two

Last Friday I gave a brief lecture with the above title at the South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, held at Louisiana State University. I was honored by the invitation, and the presentation was fairly well-attended and well-received. My blog entries … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Doubling, Ergobrass, Euphonium, Low Brass Resources, Music, Playing Fundamentals, Repertoire, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba

Preparing to teach “Low Brass” at the College/University Level: A Primer for Tuba and Euphonium Players, Part One

Earlier today I gave a brief lecture with the above title at the South Central Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, held at Louisiana State University. I was honored by the invitation, and the presentation was fairly well-attended and well-received. My blog entries … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Doubling, Euphonium, Low Brass Resources, Music, Playing Fundamentals, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba