Knowing ourselves is a process that does not happen overnight. The same is true about our playing. In the hustle and bustle of practicing to get better, to win auditions, to keep up our skill for the job, how much time do we allow ourselves to 'play'? Oh, we probably play the horn a lot! But, what about letting ourselves explore the territory of our instrument. The sandbox of tone color, syllables, articulations. To let ourselves play with our sounds like a kid plays with silly putty. Yes it can bend, make shapes, be thin or fat. If we would only let ourselves discover it. Not just tone of course, but every aspect of our art. How could this not help us in discovering ourselves and our own wonderful uniqueness? This video takes a look at discovery and 'playing' with our sounds.
After watching this video, I hope you also take some time to do the Contemplation 1 that is on the post before this one. Build an attitude that loves discovery! It will open up so much new territory for you!