Practice Smart! – Jörgen van Rijen

Practice Smart! – Jörgen van Rijen

The Band Post speaks to Jörgen van Rijen, Principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, on his thoughts about the festival, the music he plays and his practicing habits. This interview is part of the coverage for the Singapore Low Brass Festival 2016...
Becoming a Saxophonist

Becoming a Saxophonist

Michellina Chan I love this quote from the movie August Rush, “You got to love music more than you love food. More than life. More than yourself.” Going into a career in music, people don’t always tell you the whole truth about it. Yes, we all know...
How to Rehearse a Band?

How to Rehearse a Band?

On creating a wholesome program I approach this topic with fear. The more I reflect on this topic, the more I find that the methodology of rehearsal cannot be divorced from the rationale of rehearsal. Through a conductor’s rehearsal, the way he thinks about music will...