Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blog Roll Update

No more dial tone at Dial M for Musicology. Phil dropped out a while ago and Jonathan has recently signed off. It was a great run while it lasted. They both struck me as being fully up to date with modern academia, but sort of throwbacks to when academics did more real (to me, at least) research adding to the sum of our knowledge, as opposed to simply spinning jargon for the benefit of fellow jargon spinners. 

Adding James Bolden's Horn World because in just the few posts he's started with there are two very helpful nuts and bolts type posts. One on rotor stringing and one on performance acoustics. As a music therapist, one thing I always try to do is make sure all the issues not directly related to the actual playing of the instrument are addressed, so the the player can focus entirely on the playing. Anything making your instrument more responsive is the way to go. Equally, paying attention to the acoustics of your performance space will give you the biggest payback on all the work you've done to prepare for the performance.

Recently I've done a number of posts on some of the deeper aspects of making music, but if you don't take care of the details first, all the rest will be much harder to achieve.

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