This message was contributed by Simon Lenton on 27/7/05.
It was in reply to this message: rehearsing
posted by Jim Bulger on 17/7/05.
Hi Jim - Thanks for your posting. Rehearsing eh? The eternal question of a busy group. I suppose we do mainly think of interpretation when we play new pieces but with regards to the more familiar music we do, I tend to think it helps if you don't rehearse them at all. If all five players round the stand know what's happening (roughly) in the music, it's much better to let it all flow spontaneously. I've always hated people saying, I'm going to do such and such at letter whatever. My feeling is, do it and if I know where you're coming from on the show I'll go with you but please, don't tell me in advance. As for matching sounds, it's something I've never been concerned with unless we both have exactly the same line at exactly the same time. Otherwise again, I think you should do your own thing. Best of luck with the quintet - I hope I get chance to hear you blow sometime. Best wishes, Simon
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