The Seven Deadly Sins of Music Making
What are our musical sins? Are they obvious or subtle? When do we unwittingly commit such transgressions? And above all, how can we avoid them?
Richard Floyd identifies The Seven Deadly Sins of Music Making as the following:ArticulationDynamicsRhythmsTempoLineSilenceProportion
Using dozens of excerpts from the wind band repertoire to illustrate his points, Floyd guides readers through the thorny landscape of our musical wrongdoings, offering wisdom and actionable solutions that lead to, in the words of the author, "a world of artistic, expressive music making that goes beyond the printed page." Though the book addresses the wind band medium specifically, its observations and lessons about music making are universal. Musicians and educators in all disciplines are certain to profit from the nearly six decades of experience Richard Floyd expertly brings to the page.