It was a dark and stormy night and I was practicing Robert Fruehwald’s Andy and Me for an upcoming recital. I was getting sleepy, so I went over to my nearby couch and took a nap. I had the most amazing dream. In the dream, the Practice Rhy-No came to me. Below is our brief conversation.
Practice Rhy-No: “ClarinetMike, Feed The Rhy-No!”
ClarinetMike: “Who are you?”
Practice Rhy-No: “I’m the Practice Rhy-No that you blogged about!”
ClarinetMike: “Uh, do you want some plants to eat? I have some used clarinet reeds.”
Practice Rhy-No: “NOOOO! I eat DYNAMICS!!!”
Practice Rhy-No: “Yes! My food is Dynamics!”
After that, I woke up from the dream. I realized that when doing the Practice Rhy-No Practice Technique, you must always add dynamics.
ClarinetMike says, “Feed The Rhy-No!”
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[The above is a very slightly revised version of previous post.]