Getting Back on the Musical Track

Getting Back on the Musical Track

I spent far more time than I’d wanted not playing. Not that I meant to. I love to play, even if it’s just working up and down the scales in my book to get back into the habit of regular practice, knowing notes, and getting the brain and the fingers to work...
Getting Back on the Musical Track

The Silent Clarinet

I just looked at my spreadsheet and it’s been twenty days since I blogged. Between health issues (getting better means a lot of ups and downs) and new projects, blogging has been something that I’ve put on the back burner. But there’s something else....
Getting Back on the Musical Track

I miss you, clarinet. It’s allergy season.

It’s been a few weeks since I practiced. I did get some saxophone practice in on Saturday, but with the way my allergies have been attacking, I haven’t played much. And I miss it. It’s on my to do list app. I keep thinking I ought to play more. After...
Getting Back on the Musical Track

Practice Takes A Break (Clarinet Wednesday)

Practice took a vacation last week. Chronic illness flared on top of allergy counts so high the weather guy was fanboying out over them (Mold is high today. Watch out for that oak pollen.) Considering that I was sweeping oak tree “stuff” up every time I...
Progress on the Saxophone (Sax on Friday)

Progress on the Saxophone (Sax on Friday)

Something clicked last week. I also put new batteries in my tuner and am pleased that I’m on pitch. I’m learning new notes and even, yes, making music. I did record a duet, though doing so without having my metronome on meant that it didn’t come out...
Getting Back on the Musical Track

Reed Strength and Mouthpieces

Last week during my vacation, I thought I’d try one of the Pete Fountain clarinet reeds, a 3.5 strength, which I’d played on before. Of course, I’d been playing on a 2.0 strength reed (one of my Chinese Ebay purchases), and so imagine my surprise...

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