The first half of the summer I barely got any practice. I just got far too busy working, and life got pretty hectic. Eventually things calmed down, and I got back to my 6hrs a day schedule. Now I'm all moved in at college, and my day is almost entirely spent playing and practicing from dawn until dusk, so yes, I'm getting lots of practice!
I did. Others used it as a vacation from music. I remember my sophomore year coming back and hearing a trumpet player say "Man I didn't touch my horn all summer." ??? ***? You're a music major?
The summer before my last year (I graduated in 2006), my roommate was dating this clarinet player. I think he borrowed her clarinet for a gig or something. Anyway, the clarinet stayed on a desk in our guest room the whole summer. Again, ***? If you can stop playing for 3 months and not give it a second thought, why in the hell are you majoring in music.
I don't know about the clarinet chick, but the trumpet guy could never pass his upper level exam and was forced out of the school.
Man, I thought the question was did you practice ENOUGH in the summer, not that you practiced AT ALL!
I would never have made it through school if I'd laid off the entire summer. I just couldn't practice the 3-6 hrs/day that I got in during the school year. I could just manage 1-3 hrs/day during the summer.
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