How to practice:
•Find a nice, quiet place
•Get out your instrument
•Get everything (mute, rosin, valve oil, whatever)
•Set up a stand
•Get out all your scales, études, everything
•Set up a metronome
•Hold your instrument in your lap
•Blog about how you don’t want to practice
This is just the beginning. No reed is safe today.
Mouthpieces anyone? #vandorenparis #clarinet #sax (at Vandoren)
part of me wishes i didn’t love music. like there are plenty of other hobbies/career paths where you don’t have to practice every day, don’t have to stress about performances, don’t have to get started from a young age, don’t have to spend tons of money on equipment.
but i just cant not do it.
Backun Clarinet Concepts | Jessica Phillips: Preparing for Long Performances
- The 13th Chair
I think I need this.
but you can’t reach it from the toilet, so what’s the point?
it makes me happy that pippin won best revival but now i’m kicking myself more than ever for not seeing it when it was in boston. my mom fricking offered to get tickets and I was like “eh, we can go see it later, or w/e, it’s just one production, not a big deal…” … what an idiot.
gotta get the cast recording, though. from the bits I saw on the tonys, it looks decent. Dunno if I’ll prefer it over the original; it looks like they changed the orchestration a bit which could be good or bad. i dunno.
so hopefully that was the last fucking time i’ll ever have to play pomp and circumstance
i got the AMD position for next year. well, there are two, but the other guy who’s doing it is nice, and of course I’m still happy that I have it at all, and I don’t think it will mean I get anything less out of it.
it’s nice to actually achieve a goal for once. now I can’t wait until next year.