: : As a musician who plays 3 brass instruments (Tuba (classical), trombone (jazz), Euphonium (Classical)) if I go for two days without playing for at least one hour, the muscles in my lips atrophy and my embouchure weakens. This is even worse on the oboe, where a week of not playing can pretty much negate any competency you might have had.
: Yet here you are, on the debate board---letting your musical skills atrophy.
: I bet you even take time to do your school studies, too.
Goodness Barry, this is a pretty lame attempt on your behalf. I'll have you know that I follow a routine for my practicing, which I increase every 3-4 months. Right now I practice a minimum of four hours per day. That is on top of the two hours worth of music classes I have at school. Even when I am reading posts on this and other boards I have music playing to help train my ear. Tell me Barry, is there anything in your life that you have so much devotion to?
: Maybe you even take time to read those Ayn Rand comic books as well.
: Yet you remain a 'muscian.'
Barry why must you be so obtuse?
Anyways, I have to go get into my tux, I have a concert tonight. We'll be playing the Pines of Rome by Rasphigi, Purgatorio, and Esprit De Corps.
Have a merry christmas!