Having A Job Is Cramping My Style

That's right! Since I got a job, I have not had the time or energy to practice. Everybody was encouraging, "be a bus driver. It's a good idea. It's only a few hours a day, and you can practice during the day between routes." Ok, it was me who said all that. Except that I … Continue reading Having A Job Is Cramping My Style

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Becoming One

A New Experience While Practicing Sometimes when I'm practicing and my hand & ear connection is so good that it seems like my mind moves from where I normally perceive it being, which is my head, to my hands. It is as if I have become my hands and I can navigate through whatever I'm … Continue reading Becoming One

Follow-up Doctors Visit

Tomorrow I have a follow-up appointment with the surgeon who performed my carpal tunnel release. I am going to have to explain why I did not follow his directions about not unwrapping my hand. It is not infected and it seems to be healing very well and very quickly. The reason I unwrapped it is … Continue reading Follow-up Doctors Visit

Practicing The Boring Stuff

I am looking forward to practicing today. I am in the process of memorizing 24 songs I have worked on for over a year. It is important to me to be able to play many of the jazz standards. Usually, from what I remember, at jam sessions, it is usually jazz standards being played. Apart … Continue reading Practicing The Boring Stuff

With Strength Comes Beauty

Tenor Sax Mouthpieces I still haven't figured out which tenor sax mouthpiece I'm going to settle on. So far I have my Guardala, which I've had for 21 years. Then when I bought my tenor sax last summer I bought a Vandoren V16. About a month or two after that I bought a Vandoren Jumbo … Continue reading With Strength Comes Beauty