Before I knew what it was like.
As usual, Mom, your wisdom is appreciated, as is for all the opinions expressed here. This seems to be the only time I've seen everyone in agreement.Good days are the result of bad days.
Bad days make us think. Why was today bad? What caused the bad? What can I try to prevent it in the future?
We experiment with reed placement, shaping the oral cavity, embouchure.
We slow down and revisit the basics. And guess what, tomorrow or the day after is a good day.
Funny, I'm the reverse. A normal practice session, for me, requires a lot to brain juice. If the resources can't be found, I'll spend the whole session just playing stuff I know and mucking about... Which has value as well.If Im having a problem, I go back to long notes and problem areas, then scales, etc. On good days, I probably riff too much and neglect the study aspect, especially the long notes.