Very light playing last few days but not totally out of shape


My last four days have really been light. I wanted to take it super easy this week. I just coached the youth orchestra and only did and hour or two of basics with them and an occasional demo for them.

Yesterday I took completely off. I wasn’t expecting much when I sat down to work today but actually with about 20minutes of my usual slow and steady warm up I didn’t feel like my response and centering were totally gone. I could work like this. Maybe not play lead on Mahler 5 but I feel like most weeks would be fine.

This tells me that if I can just get my basic warm up in everyday I will not be getting out of shape super fast. This should be my basic plan when I’m on vacation or traveling and just can’t get that much time on the horn.

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