Monday, August 30, 2004
September is only a few days away. September deserves a nice serious post. So I'll do my best. I ought to give a summary of what I've done the past 3 months, and what's on the schedule for the rest of the year.
I'm trying to make a serious comeback on trumpet. I haven't been practicing for the past month, I've lost range, endurance, and some tone. It really aggrevates me, but I'm having to choose between things I like to do. Right now running is taking a backseat. Besides having the prospect of my knees and feet giving me trouble for the rest of my life, I just don't have time every day. On the other hand, the only thing practicing trumpet will do is make me a better player. I was listening to a CD of some students of a guy named Jeff Smiley who lives in Garland, TX, and I suddenly realized I'm throwing this whole year away by not practicing. Last year I definitely improved, but this year I'm sort of just waiting here at this point, not doing much at all. Hopefully practicing will make it all better!