Lesson 10/29/03

Posted by barb on Oct 29, 2003 in Saxophone |

Fred and I returned to the duet we tried last Saturday, and I felt much more comfortable with it, so we’ve crossed it off my list. We then tried a couple others by site reading. Hee hee hee. Hee hee hee. Hee hee hee. Actually, it wasn’t that bad. Fred picked one of the “syncopation” pieces, which required me to play on the up beat while Fred played on the down beats. I’m not all that great with syncopation, but managed to muddle through (though the second time through, I had the rhythm down pretty well, but played almost all of the wrong notes).

Oh, and when we started playing the first duet, he stopped and told me to stop riding the horse. “Huh?” I eloquently replied. Then he explained that I was bouncing my whole body along with the notes that I was articulating. Not as bad as some kids he teaches, but enough that it was going to mess me up. (I believe I snorted when he explained what I was doing. So much for my facade of quiet sophistication.)

Fred picked out a few more duets for me to work on for next week. Though I also need to keep working on a few pieces in B-flat major — I hate that key.

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