Category Archives: Presentation

Music as a language – Victor Wooten

I came across this video (the first one) by chance, and it called my attention. Victor Wooten’s ideas reflect well what I think about learning how to “speak in music.” He is a spectacular bass player but he has also … Continue reading

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Back from the 2011 IDRS Conference

Last week, I participated for the first time in an International Double Reed Society conference. This year, it was at the Arizona State University, in Phoenix (well, actually, in Tempe). I didn’t perform anything in there, actually, I barely played … Continue reading

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Music improvisation and brain activity

This presentation on creativity, music improvisation, and brain activity is fascinating. Charles Limb is a doctor, musician, and researcher, and in this video, he shows some of his findings when analyzing the brain activity of a jazz musician and a rapper through … Continue reading

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Benjamin Zander on music and passion

For my first post, I wanted to share this great video presented by Benjamin Zander, the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. His explanation of passion in music is so simple yet so powerful. It is really worth watching the full … Continue reading

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