Learn To Play By Ear

As a wind instrumentalist, you’ll often be in a situation where you may be given an opportunity to play with a group. If you don’t already have the ability to play by ear, it is essential that you learn to do it. If you’re reading this article, you might be one of those people who feels […]

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Why Every Musician Should Learn Piano

Not properly learning to play piano when I was a kid is one of those things my father told me I would regret someday. And it turns out he was right. You see, whether or not you realize it, there are multiple reasons why every musician should learn piano.  As a wind instrument player, you learn to […]

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Developing Your Flute Embouchure

For some of my teenage years, I was the solo clarinetist with the “International Youth Symphony,” which was, at the time, an orchestra made up of members from lower southeast Michigan and southwest Ontario. As a clarinetist, I never had to worry much about how my embouchure needed to change to get different notes on […]

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Creating Your Own CD

You can create your own CDs. But you need to be aware of what is legal and what is not.You’re probably aware that there are tons of accompaniment tracks out there. They’ve been around for years, and odds are, you’ve used them before, performing live before an audience. Maybe you’ve thought about using those tracks to […]

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Why I Don’t Like Open Mic Nights

I am not a “full-time” worship leader. I have a life and a job, and real-time responsibilities with my job that take me on the road from time to time. I recently came across an app that I loaded on my iPhone called, “iPlayOut.” It is a listing of most of the major U.S. cities and […]

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Ten Things I Learned From Jamey Aabersold

If you’ve been playing jazz or blues for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with Jamey Aebersold.​ Jamey is the father of the playalong CDFor those of you who don’t know who he is, Jamie is the father of the play-along CD series for learning jazz improvisation. By his website, there are 133 books in his series of […]

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In All Your Getting, Get The Anointing

If you’re here at Worship Winds, you’re probably here because you’re looking for something different than you’ve found at a lot of the other places out there. YOU want to play your horn for the Lord. And you want to make a difference when you do. You aren’t interested in just playing your instrument to […]

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