14. August 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Ramble, Videos

So Kelsey blogs about her guinea pigs and their reaction to hearing her come in the door with rustling bags. Too cute! (See the YouTube video.)

But really, maybe they are just whistling because Kelsey’s cute, huh?

(I remember when construction workers used to whistle at me. I would get furious. I wanted to so something crass … like maybe spit at them … to show my disgust. Construction workers no longer whistle at me. I want to so something crass … like maybe spit at them … to show my disgust. ;-)

Speaking of whistling … this is one way I describe the oboe embouchure to students. It’s also always “corners forward!” or “think “ewwww” and “chin flat, point to the ground!”. They get used to hearing these a lot. Anyone use any other description to get students to stop pulling back (which can make a player rather sharp)? I love the picture in Jay Light’s book, Essays for Oboists, that shows an anteater for the proper embouchure and a cabbage patch doll for the incorrect one.

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