The Hands ARen’t What They used To Be

The Hands ARen’t What They used To Be

I had a rough week last week in regards to practice, but I’m back. I’m bobbling through a few of the transitions right now in this piece due to my hands. I have a couple of issues: 1) My hands hurt quite a bit due to the cold and due to my chronic illness....
Moving Beyond Scales

Moving Beyond Scales

I want to admit something to you. I have an addiction. Okay, two. First, I’m addicted to reeds. I love finding different brands, different strengths, even trying the cheap Chinese reeds on eBay. It’s all good, and I love them all. I’m a reed geek....
Clarinet Update: Turkey Edition

Clarinet Update: Turkey Edition

Not much of a practice update this week. In spite of the extra day off work due to the holiday, I had way too much on the to do list and with the hustle of the holiday weekend, very little practicing happened. I would have liked to blame that on the battery finally...
Back At The Music Stand

Back At The Music Stand

Oh how the mighty have fallen. For someone who used to be an 1+ soloist at middle school competitions and who was part of state honor band, now, I swear my clarinet playing sounds like a drunk goose. And I should know. I have geese, though they haven’t been...