Forensic practising

by Helen Hooker August. 17, 2009 3750 views

I??ve got a big concert coming up this Saturday, followed by a recording session a couple of weeks after that so I??ve kicked my practising routine into a higher gear this week. Under normal circumstances, when I??m teaching full time my practising tends only to be done in short bursts between lessons so it??s a real luxury to have several free hours each day to work on something. This afternoon I was working on the concerto I??m recording at the beginning of September and I really got into the groove, taking it to pieces and practising the smallest of sections ?? often only 2 or 3 notes at a time. I??d forgotten how satisfying this can be, especially when the results begin to show, although I think it drove Kevin to the limits of his patience as he worked on his course work upstairs! It reminded me of those TV murder mystery programmes where you see forensic scientists examining the tiniest details to identify the murderer so I decided to christen this musical technique ??forensic practising??! In honour of this I decided to take a suitably forensic photo of the end of one of my wooden recorders, showing every last detail of the texture of the wood, for today??s posting!

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Thea Dactyl 10 years, 1 month ago

Good luck :) !

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John Wright 10 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful. Good luck with the forthcoming challenges.

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Milton Jacob 10 years, 1 month ago

hey! that's an interesting and beautiful shot. i love it because of the shades of its colours and the texture

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Abe Jackson 10 years, 1 month ago

You can definitely see the criss crossing fibers. I like the idea and the image.

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Lynda 10 years, 1 month ago

Great shot and name for the practising. I've just got back from singing (with choreagraphed moves) in a big choir rehearsal in Halifax. All the different branches of Sing Live got together- almost 500 were able to attend and there'll be nearly 700 in the final concert next month.

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