We Have Noise (Sax on Fri)

In Tonic Chords, Tory finds herself learning the saxophone and teaching her friend Alamar how to play again. I think I need to look into the magical and musical lore of the world I’ve created and make sure that it’s written that those with Musamagium...

Picking Up The Sax (Sax on Fridays)

Just like Tory in Tonic Chords, I’m picking up the saxophone to see how difficult it is for someone who plays the clarinet to learn, and to teach, the saxophone. I’ve actually had my saxophone for several months. It’s taken me this long to kind of...

Reeds for Breaking In

I admit, I haven’t been playing lately and I’ve talked about that. Well today, I will be changing that. I’ve got my reed I’ve been using, but in the spirit of following through with the blog I wrote about breaking in reeds, I picked a few from...

Breaking In Reeds

Middle grade band, and even high school band, never taught how to ‘break in’ reeds. In fact, until I started reading reviews of different brands of reeds (I’m becoming¬† reed geek and MUST TRY THEM ALL), I didn’t realize that not all reeds are...

Seeing Progress (Clarinet Re-Learn)

This past weekend was finally the point where the fingers and the brain started working together and I realized progress. I’m still working on Pares Scales, and the first exercise at that. However, I found my rhythm, even without the metronome that I misplaced,...

Finding The Right Music Room

Oh the reasons we give ourselves for finding the right place, the right time, the right…everything to practice. I’m in the process of going through and rearranging a couple of rooms in my house. And now I’m faced with the dilemma. Do I practice in...