Saturday, January 31, 2009

I could get used to this

I fixed a friend's piccolo today. It was my first piccolo, but it was so much easier to work on than the flutes I've been tweaking these past six months. I don't understand what the big deal is with fixing piccolos. I think the combination of shellac-seated pads, and cork bumpers and silencers makes it a fairly straight-forward woodwind to repair. They seem much friendlier than clarinets or oboes.

My point: Bring me your piccolo if it needs some work. I really enjoy working on them.

Ibert - check
Feld - check

Tomasi - 5
McAllister - 5

Lauba - 9
Albright - 9

Ticks to go: 28
Days until the first auditon: 7
Ticks needed per day: 4.0