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.