A better metronome…

I think every metronome should be programmed to go to “random” or Rubato once the batteries are low. That way, you get plenty of warning before the thing dies.

TMEA is almost here! I will be exhibiting Thu,Fri,and Sat (Feb 13-15). Come by booth 2455 to get your very own Odd Quartet posters, t-shirts, and I will also be available to draw sketches if you want. Hopefully I’ll see some of you there!

TMEA is almost here! I will be exhibiting Thu,Fri,and Sat (Feb 13-15). Come by booth 2455 to get your very own Odd Quartet posters, t-shirts, and I will also be available to draw sketches if you want. Hopefully I’ll see some of you there!

What is it like to play prestissimo and lento? I always feel like it is harder to play slower tempos (quicksand) than it is to maintain faster tempos. Is that just me? 

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clarinethappiness:

NO.

Did any one else find the “voice” setting on the Dr. Beat a bit disturbing? It was just so lifeless…
ONE AND TWO AND ONE AND TWO ADN ONE AND

clarinethappiness:

NO.

Did any one else find the “voice” setting on the Dr. Beat a bit disturbing? It was just so lifeless…

ONE AND TWO AND ONE AND TWO ADN ONE AND

Star Trek themed show and the front ensemble is wearing Starfleet uniforms. This makes me happy.

Star Trek themed show and the front ensemble is wearing Starfleet uniforms. This makes me happy.

"One more time. Then we’ll take a water break." - Every Band Director

"One more time. Then we’ll take a water break." - Every Band Director

forged-mello:

Life hack: Fill a water gun with valve oil and douse all non-band members in it. Claim you are the only ones who know how to get the stains out. Make them your minions and rise to the top of the social scale of your school. Next, the world. Finally, the universe.

This is diabolical. 

*goes to get valve oil and water gun.*

Advice for Marching Season
  1. drink water
  2. DRINK WATER
  3. Don’t lock your knees
While I was at TMEA last week, I had a chance to meet with the guys from the Free Music Ed podcast. First of all, Stephen and Gannon are amazing hosts! I had a great time talking with them. Everything from webcomics to Star Trek to middle school band made it into the conversation. You can listen to the full interview here. Also, check out the rest of the FreeMusicEd podcasts, they have some great episodes (don’t forget to subscribe).

While I was at TMEA last week, I had a chance to meet with the guys from the Free Music Ed podcast. First of all, Stephen and Gannon are amazing hosts! I had a great time talking with them. Everything from webcomics to Star Trek to middle school band made it into the conversation. You can listen to the full interview here. Also, check out the rest of the FreeMusicEd podcasts, they have some great episodes (don’t forget to subscribe).

Requested by Anon:
Here is Msdrbeat at a volleyball band gig. If you ever get a chance to play in an athletic band [besides football] DO IT! Odds are the gigs are paid [yes, you can get paid for playing your instrument] and they feed you [free food]!

Requested by Anon:

Here is Msdrbeat at a volleyball band gig. If you ever get a chance to play in an athletic band [besides football] DO IT! Odds are the gigs are paid [yes, you can get paid for playing your instrument] and they feed you [free food]!