Originally Posted by Snake_Lady
You are a very talented woman
1. Are your musical interests purely pleasure or are you employed in something musical?
I am a "volunteer" musician, LOL. That's what usually happens in a very large metro area. I've played for money in smaller towns, but there are way too many people that will play for free here. That's ok, though!
2. Assuming your musical interests are a hobby, do you have any other hobbies?
I love to read, I even read during rests in rehearsal! I also like to do cross stitch and do a little horseback riding.
3. What would you like
to be doing 5yrs from now? What do you think you will be
doing 5yrs from now?
It's amazing...five years will go so fast, I'm sure. Right now I work in parks and recreation; I supervise the front desk of a community center and take care of the computer stuff. I also develop a couple of websites for the department. So I think I will be doing that in 5 years. In addition, in 5 years, I would love to get a Mustang horse and train it...that is my dream!
4. Would you be willing to eat a bowl full of crickets for $40K ? How about 5K?
Ewwww...how big of a bowl? $40K is a lot. I might think about it pretty hard!
5. You are given $1 000 000 to donate anonymously to charity or to a stranger. How would you dispose of it?
I'm pretty OCD I'd probably research any person or charity to death then donate, LOL.
6. In conversations, do you tend to listen or talk more?
Probably about 50/50. I do like to talk...
7. If you decided to do something and your friends strongly advised you not to, could you do it anyway?
Probably not. I have very strong first impressions of situations and people, and would trust my friends to have those same type of feelings.
Thanks for answerring all the questions. So far its been great getting to know you a bit more.
One added question: My daughter picked the French Horn to play in school. She gets to bring it home every so often and practice with it along with at school. The first day she was so excited and wanted to buy one. I, of course, explained that if its something she decides she thoroughly enjoys and decided to continue with, then we would see.
My question is: Are there any tips you can give a 12yr old beginner about the French Horn? (I'm not sure if French Horn and marching french horn are the same, but I'm assuming they are similiar). Any tricks or techniques?
Ha ha, LOL! Marching French Horn is more like a trumpet, but I could have some tips.
First of all, meowqueensdaddy is a professional french horn player. I'd send a PM!
Also, One nice thing about brass instruments is that the school instruments are not usually too bad. If they're beat up or dented, that's a problem, but it's not nearly as hard as a woodwind player playing a plastic oboe/clarinet/bassoon (yuck!!!). Also, horn is one of the harder instruments. You are playing at the top of the harmonics so the notes are "closer" together than other brass instruments. The thing that helps me a LOT, besides practice, which doesn't happen as much now as it should, is if I am making a mistake, I take the instrument away, and SING the music. You can play on the piano first, but I find if I "hear" it wrong, I will "play" it wrong. Singing it makes you hear it right. So, PM me for more tips, I'm sure everyone doesn't want to read all this junk! LOL!
Thanks for picking me, I didn't know it would be so much fun!