Step 1: Name your goal.
To improve my tone.
Step 2: List what you’ll do. One thing.
Adopt the Open Throat technique.
Step 3: List how you intend to do it.
Relax and yawn into the mouthpiece, ensuring good posture and best angle presented at lips. Avoid making sounds without considering all the above.
Step 4: List how much time you’ll spend on it daily and multiply that by 7 days
All my practice session of 1 hour for 5-6 days. At least 5 hours but probably more.
Step 5: What resources you have/ What help or information you need.
Will power and your feedback.
Step 6: Start date/finish date.
22nd Oct/29th Oct ( on going)
Interesting idea, let me know how that goes.
Maybe you could send a recording of yourself playing using this technique and not using it.
Interesting discussion I started regarding posture. You can drive some way in the middle of the road but its a good idea, when learning, to start off in the right lane (Left where I live!) I don’t think correct posture requires immobility. Ballet dancers and sprint runners spring to mind.
Tim is obviously at a level where he is satisfied with his playing and conscious list checking is not necessary. I had hoped I would improve “naturally” – It doesn’t work. On what he calls Overthinking ; I can’t multitask with familiar actions so mixing all the learning techniques at one time requires more thought than I could muster. A more methodical approach seems sensible.