Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Timing is everything

In class last night, we started working on the details of the pieces we are playing. We practiced the pick ups for all the parts. Over and over we played them.

"You're coming in late" Sidy would say.

We'd try again and again to come in at just the right moment.

Then we learned a complicated new part that we had to play at half speed until we could get the handing. Sidy laughed when he said we would have to play it almost twice as fast.

"This isn't supposed to be easy" he smiled. "Sometimes you are going to cry because it is so hard."

I believe him.

Speaking of timing, I found out today that Black Rep's Sound Session festival is the same week I am supposed to be in Chicago for a conference. What a bummer of a dilemma!

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