Monthly Archives: November 2015

Great Books: C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy

Though he lacked formal training as a theologian and did not claim that title for himself, Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) is rightly remembered as one of the twentieth century’s greatest Christian writers. His works on theology—or, perhaps more properly, Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, C.S. Lewis, Practical Christianity, Theology, Uncategorized

Solo!

Today’s post is a rare mid-week offering, though it is mostly the material that I had originally planned to share on November 6 or 7. I wasn’t able to get the videos from my November 2 recital British Invasion! up … Continue reading

Posted in Euphonium, Performances, Tenor Trombone, Trombone Ensembles, Uncategorized

The Rule of Rules in Music

Music is usually thought of as an emotive art form. People participate in music individually, communally, or in performance to communicate ideas, to express feelings, and even to experience an emotional release of some kind. Skilled performers are able to … Continue reading

Posted in Pedagogy, Performing, Teaching Low Brass

The Old Man at the Music Store was Right!

Although this habit seemed mundane to me at the time, one of the greatest boons to my musical development as a teenager was driving to the nearby music stores and looking through the available sheet music. Back then Mississippi was … Continue reading

Posted in Jean-Baptiste Arban, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Repertoire, Teaching Low Brass