04. November 2010 · Comments Off on Where Is The Energy Store? · Categories: Ramble

I made it through today, but truth be told I really didn’t have all that much to do. Aside from sweeping up in front of the house in the morning, I did nothing else worthwhile. Then I had a 3 hour opera rehearsal. Getting home I did a bit more sweeping (no, I’m not obsessive about this; someone had finally moved her car from in front of our house so I could clean up the mess there), and then I taught all of one student.

But for the entire day I had no energy. It was especially difficult to get through the rehearsal; I didn’t feel fully there, and I didn’t feel as if I could focus clearly on what I had to do.

Sooooo … where does one go to get some energy?

And a reed or two?

04. November 2010 · Comments Off on “Spaghetti of Air” · Categories: Oboe, Videos

I’d not heard of Alexei Ogrintchouk before finding this video. I’m certainly glad to have found it. I loved his “spaghetti of air” comment. 🙂

04. November 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: FBQD

Studying for conducting midterm and making the oboe notebook. All is well because I have multi colored sharpie pens!! 🙂

04. November 2010 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

These guys look as if they just got together for fun!

04. November 2010 · Comments Off on Variations on Carnival of Venice · Categories: Oboe, Videos

I’ve never really understood why this particular piece turned into such a popular thing, but even when I was in high school it was being done. But I only heard it done by brass players. Here’s an oboist for you:

04. November 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

If it’s not one thing, it’s the oboe.