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  1. Late Bloomers
    The American Psychiatric Association defines depersonalization as follows: "Periods of detachment from self or surrounding which may be experienced as "unreal" (lacking in control of or "outside" self) while retaining awareness that this is only a feeling and not a reality" - it's a dissociative...
  2. Tips and Techniques
    So I get home at midnight after the gig feeling really tired physically and go to bed, but I can’t sleep, thinking about what I played, what went right or wrong, with tunes we played going round and round in my head like ear worms on steroids... then I crash out at dawn, but it’s already time...
  3. Clarinet
    Hey guys, i REALLY need your help here. I'm doing some recorded auditions for summer programs, and today is the last day for me to finish my recording. In addition to some excerpts and some stuff on bass clarinet, i'm playing the Poulenc Sonata and the Weber Concertino. Here's the problem: I can...
  4. Practicing
    For years and years i've had what i'll call musician's block, for want of a better name. It's some kind of mental wall that stops me from practising. If I don't have something to rehearse for that i absolutely have to do, I usually end up stopping altogether. At some point I'll kick myself up...
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