Bassists who are feverishly practicing for audition x, y, or z this month may want to take a break and head on over to Matt Heller’s recent post containing some unusual audition advice from Philip Myers, principal horn of the New York Philharmonic.
Here are the main points of Phil’s audition advice talk:
1. Don’t practice screwing up
2. Know your strengths, then do them better than anyone else
3. Be offensive
4. Have a system
5. You’re paid to do, not to try
6. Don’t take his word for it, horn god or not
Did that pique your interest? If so, click here to read more.
- Freelance Musician life series (what you may do if you don’t take this advice)
- Practicing with technology
- Intelligent practicing
- Advice for aspiring music performance majors
- The Importance of Summer Festivals