Yeah... it probably took me way too long to figure out how I should have been working with a metronome all this time. It was a problem that I was embarrassed about and avoided fixing for a long time because I had kind of gotten away without it after my teachers and coaches gave up on me. XD I don't blame them! I was hopeless and confusing. Why was it that as soon as I got conducted I could play just fine, but a metronome would make me play so poorly? Yeah.
It makes a lot more sense once you say it out loud.
But when would anyone every say it out loud?!
Only a crazy person livestreaming every single of her practice sessions on Twitch. I have to verbalize what I'm doing instead of just practicing, so I find myself having to explain exactly what I'm looking at, what I'm thinking, what I'm concentrating on, what I'm struggling with... literally anything that's going on in my mind while I'm practicing, I'm converting it into words so people can follow along with what I'm doing. I accidentally ended up talking about how I'm just looking at the ball going back and forth, and CLICK! I FINALLY UNDERSTOOD!
I've got a lot more discoveries to share with you guys, so stay tuned!
So yeah, I'm sick, and I'm still working?
I promise to keep this short and sweet. :)
It felt oddly nice to just talk frankly about how I was feeling instead of putting on a face. It's always a bit of a struggle to convince myself to just be transparent, but it's always the best choice in the end.
Alright, I'm outie. See you guys next week!
There's something really compelling about watching other people reacting to things--I guess you can say it's almost overdone on YouTube, but you know what? I like it.
Lately I've been watching a lot of other YouTubers and observing what about their content I like the most. I just love watching people experiencing new things and the feeling of going on that journey with them vicariously. So I decided to try it in my own reviews.
I found that if I wanted to be able to express my thoughts freely, I really can't draw at the same time. It's actually kind of crazy how much set up needs to happen for that to be possible! I settled on doing drawings in post if they're actually needed. If not, I'd rather have a cleaner edit. I didn't feel that drawings were necessary for this review, but we'll see about the next!
In any case, I think this would have been such a great contender for me if I was going into music school--though I won't lie, I think it has a lot to do with the rose gold riser. Apparently I'm a rose gold player, not just a gold player. I find I get the most range of tone colours on rose gold, but then again, that might just be me. I've been suspecting that getting a large range of tone colours might be 50% dependent on the player, so it would be fun to do a collaboration review some day. We'll see!
For those of you who are interested in purchasing this instrument, I've got all my affiliate links and blurbs below! Enjoy this little beauty!
FCNY - JAF Discount
- Free shippings
- 10 day trial
- 18 month warranty
- 3 instruments on trial at a time
FCNY Music - JAF Discount
- 10% off your entire order
Like the Flute Center of New York on Facebook!
Follow the Flute Center of New York on Twitter!
Follow the Flute Center of New York on Instagram!
Contact the Flute Center of New York
**Huge thanks to the Flute Center of New York for sponsoring this video!
**Prices listed in this post as of April 2019, subject to change.
**Full transparency: I do earn a commission on each instrument and sheet music purchased from FCNY using my code "JAF". :) Thank you for the support!