The adage “You can never go home again” is more true to me now than ever. After several years trying to get my saxophone chops up, I’ve come to the … Continue reading Moving On
Settling in with my new alto sax. Still a few nits I’d like my local tech to look at, but he’s been busy gigging in pit orchestras so will have … Continue reading 2.5 octaves seems adequate
I repurposed a carving knife stand I carved (chip carving technique) in the early 2000s. New life as a mouthpiece and recorder stand suits my needs. It was quite dusty … Continue reading Renewed Purpose
Getting used to a new instrument is a challenge. Ever so slight differences between finger touch alignment, spring tension, and harmonic tendency all throw a bit of confusion into the … Continue reading Adjusting the seat
Building the saxophone embouchure takes time. Muscles, position, throat opening, air flow… all take time to come together in that necessary combination. It’s satisfying when the thing becomes second nature.
The new alto arrives tomorrow, slightly delayed due to normal post-COVID shipping issues. Got a few things together today in preparation. Until then… Peace.
Finally taking time to do some setup in order to have things ready when I want to record the instruments I have handy. In the box recording is not an … Continue reading Get set and in the groove
My morning routine of late has been: All this takes about an hour. The playlist continues through the morning until I start a practice session.
A friend online suggested recently that we should blog about our musical life. I started doing that here a few years ago and let the words here linger and fade. … Continue reading We do what is needed
Ideas and action. Brush to the canvas. Breath to the horn. Overthinking is not helpful. Doubt slows the process. Put the pen to paper. Note to page. Let it ride. … Continue reading Let it ride. Risk it. Live it.