Day 75, Consistency

Practice: 1.5.  Kind of lame considering I had the morning and the afternoon off.  Yesterday I thought about consistency: what it means, how to attain it, and where it comes from.  I briefly discussed this with Håkan and he suggested a few things. It brought to mind a few sayings I’ve heard around: “Practice makes permanent.” and “Excellence is a habit.”  Consistent performing comes from consistent practicing.  There should be very few surprises.

Miscellaneous thoughts, mostly a continuation from yesterday:  Embouchure pressure is not air pressure.  Neither is finger pressure or body pressure (tightening legs, shoulders, feet, whatever).  I still notice a lot of misdirected effort in my playing.  Identifying it is a good way to start.

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