This guest post comes from Portland, Oregon-based professional saxophonist, educator, and developer of the Metronomics metronome iPhone app, John Nastos. As a saxophone player, it’s easy to get caught in the trap of using practice time to find the hippest licks, work on burning tempos, and exercise the altissimo chops. And sometimes it’s just as easy [read more…]
About John Nastos
John Nastos is Portland, Oregon-based saxophonist, composer, and educator. While living in New York City, he studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Dick Oatts, Bob Mintzer, and Steve Wilson, completing the 4-year degree program in just 3 years. He has toured internationally as part of Diane Schuur's band and has had his orchestral arrangements played by orchestras all of the globe. In 2011, Nastos released Metronomics -- an innovative metronome app for iOS geared towards professional musicians. He currently maintains a busy performing and teaching schedule in the Northwest.