Monthly Archives: February 2014

On Choosing a Church Home, Part Two

After publishing Part One of this short series back in September, I had hoped to take up the topic again in October. The brother of our Lord warned his readers to always consider their plans to be tentative at best, … Continue reading

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“How it Goes:” a Missing Element in Many Students’ Thinking

During several low brass lessons last week I observed students that were playing their solo pieces or exercises reasonably well (not great) and then would suddenly stop after a minor problem and spend several seconds trying to regroup before continuing. … Continue reading

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Reflections and Recordings from Last Week’s Recital

On Thursday, February 6, I presented my second full solo recital since joining the faculty of the University of Mississippi, though it was the ninth time I have appeared in some capacity as a soloist with university faculty or performing … Continue reading

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Gadgets and Gizmos: PowerLung

I had intended to use this week’s post to share videos from my February 6 solo recital, but due to an unexpected delay in preparing those recordings I have chosen an alternative topic. These thoughts were prompted by a discussion … Continue reading

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The Sabbath Principle and the (Christian) Musician, Part Two

This week I am concluding the thoughts begun in a post from November 29. Those that have not yet read that post should begin with it before returning to this one. You might have noticed that this post first appeared … Continue reading

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