I thought I was done. I wasn't.
Hey, if you're reading this, and you're in LAYO, and you started looking at that newest music for "Danse Negre", please don't freak out. #1, that's for a performance WITH the Ohio Northern University Symphony. So, advanced college level stuff, right? Please don't freak out about it. That piece is something we're going to be working on slowly. #2, if you're a clarinet or a trumpet player, on all things holy, watch for the transposition! Clarinet in A? How about Trumpet in F?!? These tasks can be very daunting, no doubt. When I was your age, I got scared of them too. You'll get it. Maybe you won't get EVERY single note, but you'll do well enough to fit in with a collegiate symphony.
I have a very good friend, who happens to be a cellist, who says something like "the best players know when to play, and when to get out of the way". As a symphony player, you don't have to get every single note perfect (unless you're in one of those major symphony orchestras. Then, you do.) to be a positive contribution to the ensemble. Should you try to at least get most of them? Sure, absolutely. But no one is perfect. And a perfect performance? That's rare. And by perfect I mean EVERY note, dynamic, rest, bowing, articulation, accent/nuance, style, and following the cue of the conductor AND the lead of the concert master. That's a lot to take into consideration.
OK, now that's I've gotten that stuff out of the way. I also have ALL of the music uploaded. In the words of TwoSet Violin, "go practice." Again, Merry Christmas to all. Happy New Year. See you in January.
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