Just thought I would share this with the group. After six months, we have decided to resurrect our little church band, with or without the approval of the Music Minister. (long story for another thread, but basically the Head Pastor, who is also our tenor sax player, used the phrase â€œWith or without himâ€). We were practicing in the sanctuary the other evening, and once again I was amazed at the difference that the setting can make in how you sound to yourself. I usually practice in a small bedroom in my home. Not the best acoustical setting, but itâ€™s the best I can do for now. Of course, I can hear myself pretty well in there. But then I go and play in the sanctuary and I sound COMPLETELY different, at least to me. The clarinet player mentioned that one particular note I was playing was quite flat, and I had not even noticed that. (To be fair, I responded by mentioning a certain squeaking sound I had heard earlier, said mention a part where my double tonging was sub-par, I mentioned that his counting could be just a bit better. The sax player said â€œYou two shutup and play!â€ But hey, I couldnâ€™t take that from a CLARINET player!) Frankly, I wish I had a bigger room to practice in. Eventually I plan to build something on our acreage, but that will have to wait a few years (or until I hit the lottery!). One of the things I forget about by practicing in a small place all the time is projection. In my little practice room, I donâ€™t have to project at all. But in the Sanctuaryâ€¦.geessshhhâ€¦.at first some of the on-lookers in the back could not even hear me. It took me about 10 minutes of rehearse to get my mind focused on projecting my sound. Not sure what my point here is, except that I am always amazed by the difference the acoustics of the venue makes to the sound the audience (and the player) hears.