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I had a recording session today. I was asked to bring bari, bass clarinet, recorders
flute, alto flute and I decided to take my picc. It all went fine until I suggested playing a part on piccolo which I haven't practiced for months. My chops were not there and eventually I gave up with a promise to do it next week.
The picc takes no prisoners and there's nowhere to hide. It's also a difficult horn to practice at home with neighbours..I already knew all this so why I took it I don't know.
One thing I did learn for getting a recorder to really sound in tune..cut all the instruments out except the piano. I could really pitch then and when everything was put back it sounded pretty nice.
 

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Gary Foster tells a great story about a recording session he was on with Pete Christlieb. Christlieb was asked by the director "Pete, do you have your piccolo?" Christlieb replied "Sorry, I don't. I sent it out to be practiced."
 

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Very funny..I like that.

It reminds me of a story Benny Green ( Author and saxophonist) told in one of his books.

A combo had been put together and Benny, Johnny Dankworth and ( I think) Ronnie Scott were on the saxes. All of them were quite rusty apparantly..after a while one of the band shouted
" Will the real saxplayer stand up"
 

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Loaning your pic to a young flute student will get you severly admonished by the parent. ;)
 
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