December 1, 2023

Gift ideas for musicians

Instrument accessories: Give them useful accessories such as quality reeds, a mouthpiece, an instrument stand, or a carrying case to protect their clarinet or saxophone. If you want to give them reeds, try to find out the type of clarinet (Bb, Eb, Bass) or saxophone played (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone), the style (Classical or Jazz) and the strength of the reed. Friends and family may be able to help...
November 22, 2023

6 tips for more musical playing

Study the score and understand the musical context: Before playing a piece, take the time to study the score carefully. Familiarize yourself with the nuances, tempo indications, phrasing, and overall style of the music. Understanding the musical context in which the piece was composed will help you grasp the composer's intentions.
November 10, 2023

5 steps for memorizing sheet music

Analyze the structure of the score: Start by analyzing the overall structure of the score. Identify the main sections of the piece, as well as repetitions and recurring musical motifs. Understanding the structure will help you better assimilate the music as a whole.
November 8, 2023

5 essentials for playing in a group

Making music as a group is a journey that can seem intimidating at first. Finding your place, adapting to the nuances of others' playing, and synchronizing with fellow musicians can create a certain amount of anxiety. However, it is in this challenge that the essence of the group musical experience lies: an opportunity to grow as a musician and as an individual.
November 3, 2023

5 tips for a successful conservatory audition

For a successful conservatory audition, there are several key factors to consider. First of all, it's essential to control stage fright, even if it's normal to feel a little stressed before an audition. Secondly, it's vital to maintain regular discipline in your work. So always remember that a successful audition is more than just a "demonstration of your playing".