https://youtu.be/OwvEjyi0tJY So, I have been feeling better lately. I got a chance to play the horn this week, and I wasn't in as bad a shape as I thought. My embouchure feels pretty good, and my technique is not horrible. I look forward to trying to improve. I no longer have any hope of playing … Continue reading A Fine Romance
I'm often frustrated beyond belief, and anger follows. Well, mostly self-deprecation and pity.
So, for about a week now, I have been pulling out the saxophone. The first time I played it, I lasted approximately 15 minutes. After doing it a week, I can now last an hour. My embouchure is weak. I have a long way to go. I don't know if I will ever be a … Continue reading Why Can’t I Stop?
I love it and I hate it all at the same time. I love listening and I hate listening. I like playing it and I most definitely hate it. Why?!!! When I was young it was nearly impossible to tear me away from it. I wanted so badly to learn and be a good player. … Continue reading What Is It About Music?
Well, it has been a while since I've posted here. In fact, it has been a while since I have practiced on a consistent basis. When I started working last March it got harder and harder to practice. Then I began getting stressed out at work, eventually quitting just a few months ago. In the … Continue reading Hello Again
Well, the first rehearsal with the band I mentioned in my last post went okay. However, I would be lying if I said it was great. It is a start-up group, and the members are not definite yet. The two vocalists are pretty solid. The bass player seems to be pretty good, but the drummer … Continue reading A New Band
The Thrill Is Gone is a famous song by the late B.B. King. It was probably his biggest hit. It has been done and redone by several artists. And it was also done by the Navy Band with me singing lead. It was about the only thing I could sing well at the time. I … Continue reading The Thrill Is Gone