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jennifer steinfeldt  warren

June 16, 2005 at 6:23 AM

I had minor surgery today. Yesterday I didn't practice because of the miserable way the preop made me unable...anyhow. So tonight I practiced and it felt and sounded better than I have felt about it in a long time. I was sitting down, and I am pretty sure the anesthetic affect had worn off, but I was relaxed. I hope that tomorrow the same thing happens! It makes me realize that 95 percent of my technical issues would fix themselves if I learned to breathe and relax in general and in accordance with playing. The natural tension held in my muscles without conscience, (my shoulders in real life are always always held high and my back tensed, which constricts neck, arms all, but I'm used to it). I'm now becomeing aware and it is very strange. Somehow sitting down produces better technique for me. So it is in the standing up that I misuse most of my body.
Well.
Sals,
JW
From Ben Clapton
Posted on June 16, 2005 at 1:15 PM
Hope it wasn't too serious, and that you heal quickly.

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