I actually did very, very well! I was so proud of myself. :] I played everything pretty darn great, and for a woodwind player, I think I’m understanding the whole liping up and liping down thing now. I played around on Bb and F for a bit and started to understand where I needed to be to get it down, and I got it! I was so happy when we went through the duets and I was hitting everything.
I couldn’t do it on Monday, but I’m glad I got it now. ^_^ It’s helpful. It also makes me more comfortable that I may do fairly well in this class.
Tomorrow is choral conducting and I’m not quite sure how I will do. I did so well in instrumental and stuff last year but couldn’t afford to take it last spring. Now I can and I’m like… Freaking out a bit. XD I am not worried about conducting without a baton, I actually prefer it that way because then I feel in more control. But I am worried about not expressing enough. Choral conducting and instrumental conducting are close, but choral just seems more… Well, free. Free to move about and do different things without worrying about keeping a beat the entire time.
The vocalists rely on each other more and they look to the conductor for the expression and such, where as in a band setting, most of the time things can go wrong if a conductor stops conducting and shows more expression with both hands. I mean, at least that’s what it feels like to me, and how it looks and feels like in every band (other than jazz band) that I have been in.
I don’t know… We’ll see. ^^