Personal blog of the mun of mrspiritual.Stuff I might post: ATLA/LOK, music, my life, the oocness of an RPer.
Legend of Korra - Book 2: Spirits - Peacekeepers - Scenery images
My friend painted a piano to look like a cartoon piano. This is the final result.
does anyone else find it immensely comforting to have someone touching you? not like poking or tickling you or like sexually just feeling some other person being beside you and like your elbows or legs or something are touching and you’re like oh this person is alive too
Every time I see a LoK/Breaking Bad crossover, the desire to watch Breaking Bad grows a little more.
please watch this talking japanese cat
So cute oh my goshhhhh
HORN PLAYERS what are your favorite books/exercises for working on high range? I want to beef mine up but most of the books and stuff I have top out about G or A.
I suggest the Basler Warm-ups. It doesn’t just improve the high range, but it also trains you to play in all registers of the horn with minimal change in the embouchure, creating very smooth and clean transitions between pitches and good quality high and low registers.
As far as high range stuff goes, reading through that book daily means hitting several high Cs, and in the last exercise,
high C#, D, and D# every day. (Or is it C, C#, D? I can’t remember.) The goal is to play the high range with the same nature as you would the low and mid registers, so when playing through the arpeggios, if you have to contort your face or you feel a strain in your neck and shoulders, you’re not playing if correctly.
This book has been with me 3 or 4 years, and for me these exercises serve as a reminder, like a recalibration of the mind, of what to be conscious of when playing the horn- that is creating a good quality sound, eliminating unnecessary muscle strain so that the flow of air is not hindered, and creating one embouchure setting for a large range of notes in which you should be able to move about effortlessly.
Oh, and I would describe this more as a workout more than a warm-up, at least when you’re starting out. It gets easier the longer it stays with you.
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During my last lesson of the semester, I was holding back tears bc I thought it was over. That I wouldn’t get any more lessons from my instructor. It just had a very “this is it” nature to it. And it’s hard to think I’ll be taking lesson from anyone else. But just yesterday I realized “Duh, I need to take lessons during the spring and summer while I wait for fall to come around.” So yay! ^_^ I don’t have to leave my instructor just yet!
"i’m dreaming of a white christmas" i sing to myself in the 30 degree australian heat
I was really confused until I realized they meant Celsius.
The best part is that the guy just squats in utter resignation.
you can tell he’s just like
“i am 800% done with Target”
This gif wins the internet. I am DONE.
These are my favorite pictures around this time of year.
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Netflix has a documentary about Nelson Mandela. I can’t not watch it now. I just wish I had learned about him under different circumstances.
Tenzin cares for Korra as if she is one of his daughters.
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