Weekly Digest: Improvising, Chunking, Exhaling

January 11, 2012

A Roadmap for the New Music Economy

Pursuing two careers simultaneously

Work on your improv skills (both as teacher and performer) at this new blog

And get some more improv ideas from books by Alice Kanack

Solve those tricky technical passages

And read up on “chunking” (thanks to the FLUTE list this past week for a great discussion!)

Trouble breathing?  Consider a Breath Builder

Or check out Body Mapping specialist Vanessa Mulvey’s latest post on Flute Focus, Exhale!

Need ideas for your next concert?

Perform in unexpected places

Or visit the home of “imaginative arrangements of woodwind ensembles

Cheers to the Cambia Flute Ensemble of Tennessee and their innovative programs and to the Asphalt Orchestra, a 12 piece marching band the NYT calls “cooly brilliant and infectious”

And finally, check out Alex Ross’s picks for the best classical performances of 2011

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