August 5, 2020

Last week, I talked about my tech setup for composing and producing. This week, it's all about the mix of parts that create the tone I produce on each instrument.


If you're like me, you probably have a favourite brand/make of instrument, which will always be y...

July 7, 2020

The first time you're told to improvise can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Here are a few tips on how to approach improvising and come up with some fantastic solos.


Sometimes the easiest idea to produce is technically recycling the melody....

June 16, 2020

Everybody knows that scales are an important part of warming up but there are other parts of an instrument that may be missed by only doing scales.

Here are six other ways to get that perfect sound out of your reed instrument.


This may seem like an obvio...

June 9, 2020

At some point, we have all had a favourite reed; one that we have kept using for longer than we perhaps should have, simply because it made the instrument sound so good. And when it inevitably needs to be replaced, we are reluctant to do it.

For us reed hoarders out the...

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