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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000320.txt from 1998/04

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: lesson motivation
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 14:19:10 -0400

On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, Shouryu Nohe wrote:
> Weekends give me more time, too. I generally get four hours of
> clarinet on both days, plus an hour of sax and an hour of pinano (I always
> mispell it on purpose, so LAY OFF!!!). I add about half an hour to
> technical study and half an hour for solo stuff, then the fourth hour is
> spent tidying up spots in pieces for my ensembles.

We always say pinano now because our youngest son used to pronounce it
that way when he first learned to talk.....we thought it was so cool we
kept it!

> While it's not completely adequate in your eyes, it's all I have. Any
> free time during the day is usually spent on piano or sax (generally, 45
> min of piano every day, and about an hour of sax on T/Th, so I don't get
> yelled at in Jazz band. ^_^ ).

It doesn't matter if it is adequate in my eyes.....just if you accomplish
all that you want to accomplish. Are you where you want to be after XX
years of study at the university?

> I imagine I could get up earlier or something, but Dr. Borchert
> can tell you that early morning lessons are rather unpredictable in my
> case - any such playing for me is a little wacky (my body clock is
> naturally nocturnal). During the summers, though, I wake around 9, clock
> in a hour of clarinet before doing anything else, and pick up a few hours
> elsewhere...

Do the stuff that doesn't require the most concentration in the morning
and save the rest for when you have the concentration.

> One could also suggest that I use all the time I spend doing email
> practicing...but I feel I learn a lot from this list, so I don't think
> that will be happening just yet. ^_-

Naw......stay on the list and email all you want.....just don't use the
time that could be spent in the practice room on the computer.

HA....famous last words.

Roger Garrett

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