This week was a mixed bag for sure. I'm still looking for work, although I have a few interview this week. Maybe this will be my last week of being unemployed!
Practicing went generally well. I did have some frustrating tension-related experiences, but by the end of the week I made a couple of important discoveries:
- I sometimes allow my facial muscles to tense and pull upwards. This severely diminishes the depth of the tone.
- I've had to roll out further than I ever used to. It really gives me a lot more possibilities for tone colors, and somewhat surprisingly, makes my playing more secure.