It was a dark and stormy night and I was practicing for some upcoming premieres at the Orfeo Music Festival in Italy this summer. I was getting sleepy, so I went over to my nearby couch to rest and fell asleep. 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! FEED ME!!”
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 this, I immediately woke up from the dream. I realized that when doing the Rhy-No Practice Technique, we must always add dynamics.
ClarinetMike says, “Feed The Rhy-No!”
NOTE: The above image can be found at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:White_Rhino_in_Lake_Nakuru_3.jpg