Tuesday, December 06, 2005

There's hope yet!

Last Tuesday night at band, all of a sudden something clicked into place and...I just zipped right along through a couple of measures of fast runs full of accidentals. Wow! It astonished me so much that I couldn't play at all for the rest of the piece, LOL.

I've noticed that band has finally become fun (instead of the continual exercise in frustration it was at the beginning). I've also noticed (because she's between me and the rest of the flutes) that the youngster who has most recently joined our section is still very much a beginner. So, 'tis plain to see, that I need to get busy practicing so that I can become a strong enough player to "stand alone" if need be, in the second chairs instead of just trying to follow the flute teacher who anchors the first chair section.

Of course, the teensy little fact that we have a actual concert (as in playing in front of actual people!) coming up in two weeks couldn't possibly have anything at all to do with my sudden interest in practicing, now could it?


Blogger Cheryl said...

nothing like a concert date to make practicing suddenly become a priority!

btw - my latest trick was to order in the CD's of the music we are playing (at least the harder stuff like Mozart Symphony #40) from the library and practice WITH the CD - I can't get the runs up to tempo yet - but at least it's helpful for figuring out when to come in, what the rest of the orchestra is playing, tempo, dymanics and so on.

1:31 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

Your sister sent me the link to your blog and I am really enjoying it. I am now an empty nester too, well one still at home but she works, goes to school and has a social life so its almost as though she has flown the nest.
MB and I went to GBA together and have kept in touch all these years.
Keep writing. I am enjoying reading

11:39 PM  

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