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 playing in the morning
Author: bahamutofskycon 
Date:   2007-09-04 21:52

Hi all -

I'm not much of a practicer in the mornings - fingers are sluggish, chops are stiff, tongue slow, air column not flowing properly, tone a little edgey. I'm just not awake yet.

What do you do to get going when you have to play clarinet in the morning (other than drinking a cup of coffee and just sucking it up)? Any special stretches, exercises or warm up routines that help you get limbered up and ready to play and sound at or close to your peak?

I find that my current schedule requires that I practice in the morning now (within the first 2 hours of waking up) and I'm having a little bit of trouble adjusting. In the past I've always practiced mostly after noon.

Any advice or general conversation on the topic would be appreciated.

Steve Ballas

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