Contrary to popular belief, there are two types of people in the world.
Tone people are the ones that want to practice tone the first thing. I mean can you believe that they actually enjoy getting up in the morning and then playing long tones. Oh man, I just can’t imagine playing a long tone
Not me man I’m a technique person. I need to get my facial muscles going BEFORE I even think about tone. Really, how does one simply begin with tone? Your muscles aren’t even warmed up yet. It’s substantially depressing for me to begin with tone. I mean, who does that?
After I warm up with scales, arpeggios and Taffanel and Gaubert, the sun comes out. I can then move into tone with the patience and concentration necessary for good tone production. Tone actually works. One can actually improve.
So lets hear from you tone people. Let the discussion begin!