I have had a youtube channel for several years. However, it has taken me a long time to get it focused on a single subject. I guess it took me a while to get back to something I could be focused on. I have always loved playing the saxophone and making music with others. Right … Continue reading My Youtube Channel
If you have seen the last few videos I've posted, you've seen that I struggle with consistency, and I have not delivered an unflawed performance in a while, and I know it is because of my lack of consistent practice. I want to remedy the problem somehow, but I don't know-how. I work a lot. … Continue reading The Need for Consistency
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 was tested, but the test came back negative. I have had the Moderna vaccine several months ago. And since my test came back negative, I have to assume I have had the flu for the past 7 days or so. Whatever it was/is, it was a full-blown sickness; fever, chills, coughing, headaches, stuffiness, clogged … Continue reading Flu/Covid?
Leading up to the holidays, I have been making some slow progress in the practice room. For the next couple of days, I will have to put in some quality practice time. I will probably work on some scales and technique-building stuff. My embouchure has been feeling pretty good. I can practice for at least … Continue reading Holiday Practice Schedule
I'm often frustrated beyond belief, and anger follows. Well, mostly self-deprecation and pity.
https://youtu.be/PLlAwgpTmxc This is my first attempt at this song (recording-wise). It did not go so well. Once I iron out the kinks, maybe I will record it again. This recording is posted on YouTube. This song is posted there twice. Neither is very good. This attempt was actually focused on learning to use Logic Pro … Continue reading Learning Autumn Leaves & Final Cut Pro
For the past few days, including Thanksgiving, I have not been feeling well. I caught a head cold, and my nose has been stuffy up. My ears have been ringing and rumbling, causing me some dizzy spells. So I sat home alone all day on Thanksgiving and the rest of the weekend. I did practice … Continue reading Still Practicing & Improving
I am on my way home from Naples, Florida, after spending some time with my son. He is in law school there. He seems to be doing well, considering how stressful first-year law can be (I’ve heard). Currently, I am at a Pilot truck stop in Fort Myers, waiting on a bus to Orlando, Fl. … Continue reading Headed Home
So, I have not had the opportunity to practice. I have been busy with family stuff. It has not been an easy week. Next week I hope to get back to business. I had been looking forward to practicing this week. There has been a level of excitement about it, even. I still am not … Continue reading Life In The Way