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Wordless Wednesday

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday — A Little Light ‘Reeding’

Once upon a time I played the first clarinet part of this march — from memory.

Perfectly.

My fingers flew along the keys with ease and elan.

Alas, even without the pressure to memorize, the muscle memory is short-term. My age shows with every note (and depending on which part of the transitional lenses I look through, some notes more than others).

But I WILL master this before June 7.

…If it is the last thing I do.

(And if it requires every neighbor in a 5-mile radius to buy ear plugs.)

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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14 thoughts on “(Almost) Wordless Wednesday — A Little Light ‘Reeding’

  1. Thank you for visiting Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) @ acts17verse28.blogspot.com
    and sharing your photo. I hope to see you again next week!

    Posted by roth0003 | May 21, 2014, 6:53 am
  2. I wish I knew how to read music. I guess I’ve never learned.

    Posted by Alissa Apel | May 20, 2014, 5:22 pm
  3. I played clarinet back in the day. I was never good at it, but I love the sounds it made.

    Happy that you are playing again. You will do fine.

    I need to start playing.

    Posted by Patrick Weseman | May 20, 2014, 10:37 am
  4. I’m still glad I never had to play the 1st clarinet part! I could never play so many notes within so few beats. I envied your skill back then, and I have every confidence that you can do it again next month! Have fun with it all!

    Posted by Jackie | May 14, 2014, 5:51 pm
  5. looking forward to Band Night!

    Posted by Joelle | May 14, 2014, 11:08 am
  6. I’ve never been good at memorizing music to play. (Identification of pieces is another matter entirely.)
    Violin works were hard enough. Now that I’m singing baritone in a choir, there are all of those words to add. Zulu as well as Renaissance Italian. Maybe somebody, somewhere, will let us in on the secret of doing it effortlessly?

    Posted by Jnana Hodson | May 14, 2014, 8:20 am
  7. nice picture of a clarinet. i have had some trouble taking a good shot of a clarinet.I see you have set it on a nice wooden background. The little case is a nice touch.

    Posted by clarinetpassion | May 14, 2014, 7:59 am

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