woodshedding


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wood·shed

 (wo͝od′shĕd′)
n.
A shed in which firewood is stored.
intr.v. wood·shed·ded, wood·shed·ding, wood·sheds Slang
To practice on a musical instrument.
Idioms:
take (someone) to the woodshed
To reprimand or punish (someone).
trip to the woodshed
An instance of being reprimanded or punished.
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woodshedding

(ˈwʊdˌʃɛdɪŋ)
n
prolonged rehearsal undertaken by a musician or group of musicians
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As contributing reviewer, William Barnewitz wrote in his 2017 The Horn Call review of Katzen's Volume III, "[In the past], Wendell Hoss's transcriptions of the Bach cello suites added an accessible if not slightly simplified challenge to the horn repertoire that appealed to horn players woodshedding their low-horn skills and that was rich with both technical and musical workouts.
Rochford sounds like no one else, a feat that shouldn't be so hard to achieve, but, in this world of information overload and institutionalised jazz instruction, is probably the result of an exceptional single-mindedness as well as a great deal of woodshedding. His playing is full of apparent contradictions: sloppy yet tight, cool yet energising, swinging yet funky.
Prism International, Maisonneuve and on her website, Woodshedding.org.