Down Time

I'm really enjoying the down time I've had in these few days after Thanksgiving. I have no gigs this weekend, so I'm practicing. Specifically, I am practicing slowly. There are two ways that I am doing this.
First: I am playing things slowly and really focusing on getting a good sound and connecting the notes with the air. I'm not worried about maintaining any technique. I want to really think about the sound of the instrument.
Second: I am practicing without an end time. Since these few days are pretty wide open, I am taking a slow pace in my work. You can't practice in a hurry--that only works against you. Instead, I am taking my time and enjoying myself.

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