First note of the day

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  1. loweredsixth

    loweredsixth Pianissimo User

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    Manny, I posted this topic over on the other site, but I'd really like your opinion on it.

    First, is there a "first note of the day" that you play almost every day? For example, I've noticed that the first note I play every day is a second-line G.

    Second, do you think that starting every day with the same note has any physical or psychological affect on your range? For example, am I establishing (subconciously) that second-line G is the middle of my range? What would happen if I changed that first note of the day? Would going up a fourth or fifth help increase my overall range?

    I'm really curious if you have any opinion on this matter. Thanks Manny (or anyone esle that would like to chime in!)

    Joe Lewis
     
  2. loweredsixth

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  3. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Technically, I'll bet middle g isn't the middle of your range as that would only give you a two octave range! But we get what you mean, of course.

    I typically will play that g or the f just below or a low c to start the day. What happens directly after I play that first note is anybody's guess! The Northwestern University National anthem, a chromatic scale, "Yellow Bird"... who knows?

    ML
     
  4. BradHarrison

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    Jim Spragg(2nd, Toronto Symphony) had some belief in this. I didn't discuss it with him at length but he asked me what my first note of the day was. At the time is was a middle G, 90% of the time. He recommended I start on a third space C to set up for the day. FWIW.
     

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