Day 41 of #100daysofpractice : taking a recording of the second movement ("Jaunty") of the LaMontaine Sonata for Solo Flute that I'm nowhere near ready for to figure out the areas of tension. Throat, neck, and shoulders come to mind, probably because my idea of "jaunty" has less laughter and more anger than it should.
I'm really enjoying this challenge, it's making me more aware of things that need changing. If you choose stop learning, you most likely NEED to start back up again!
There's so many ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "What a Wonderful World"! 1) Visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum and see our special "50 Years of 'What a Wonderful World'" exhibit between now and mid-October!
2) Spin an original 45-rpm copy, as seen here (this one autographed to Louis's German friend Winfried Maier and donated back to us)! 3) Watch our special YouTube video featuring visitors around the world singing along with Louis during their visits to Queens: https://youtu.be/9P9__0JYmoI
4) Read this brand new HuffPost appreciation with all the details of the original recording session: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59c5aeb8e4b0f2df5e83ae5a
5) Spend 30 minutes listening to our own Ricky Riccardi - Louis Armstrong Historian talk about the song on a brand new edition of Billboard's "Coming Around Again" podcast: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/podcasts/7973782/coming-around-again-louis-armstrong-what-a-wonderful-world-podcast
Or 6) Do it all! Ohhhhh yeahhhhh! (Check us out on Facebook for all the above links!) #LouisArmstrong#WonderfulWorld#WhatAWonderfulWorld#OhYeah#billboard#huffingtonpost#pops#satchmo#trumpet#music#45#louisarmstronghouse#dailypops#armstronghouse#corona#queens#newyork#record#rickyriccardi#vinyl