Sometimes I struggle with a passage because I can’t quite wrap my fingers around it. I will think of a way to play it differently: sometimes I move the bar line by just one 16th note. Sometimes I play triplets instead of duplets. Sometimes I play around with articulation or even rhythm. It just helps to play it differently.
I’d never thought of this, though:
Oboist: Phil Popham
… and this reminds me that I have a LOT more Aaron Hill Ferling Etudes to put up!