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September 2009
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Musical victories

Dr. Cody continues to accuse me of being an uphill player, causing me to have crappy coreless tone, and be unable to hit high notes reliably. He says that the change absolutely needs to be made but will take a lot of work and time and he doesn't really want to do it. That pissed me off.

He had me take off the mouthpiece and buzz... the buzz was lovely and full, and when I plugged back in, the tone was lovely and full. Lots of time and work, my ass. I can do it, I just forget and need to be nagged at. >:D And to actually practice sometimes, maybe, so I can build up enough strength to continue to use pretty tone during difficult technique stuff.

Did these really cool low-tone warmups today that I love lots, and a really long, difficult flexibility study that went from very low to very high. But then I tried to play high, and I couldn't at all, and had no idea what to do about it. So I rested for about 10 minutes, and by the time lesson started, my high range was dead on (except for him picking the hell out of my tone.) That was nifty.

Was going to practice some more after lesson, to continue pretty tone, but have no chops left. SAI exec meeting in 9 minutes; then maybe I will go practice some more. Or maybe I'll go to lunch. That sounds good too.

And I'm still getting enough sleep. I was in bed by midnight last night! Will wonders ever cease.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Poulenc - Elegie for Horn and Piano
But there are no hats, gloves, scarves for the heart.

Hello, Stranger--sorry I missed you earlier; was at work & forgot to turn off AIM. Still, a happy mistake. Talk to you later.

Re: But there are no hats, gloves, scarves for the heart.

Aw, how cute.

Indeed. I'm logged on atm, in fact. Where are *you*?

Congratulations on sending my first reply in over a week... :D