Thursday, November 24, 2011

Guacamole Tone

Food has a lot to do with Thanksgiving so here's a food-related concept.

One of my students had a nice tone but not right at the start of the note. In the past, I once described this as Frisbee tone.

So I asked him, "What's your favorite food?"
Answer: chocolate cake.

"What's your least favorite food?"
Answer: Guacamole

"Imagine being offered a big, delicious slice of chocolate cake with a thin outer layer of guacamole. You want to get to that cake but you have to pass through that layer first."

"When you don't start notes with your best tone right away that's what it's like listening to your sound."

So let's thin out that guacamole layer. Or, better yet, get straight to the chocolate cake!

Happy Thanksgiving.