36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 045: Starting over; photos arrive; social networks


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 45 — Starting over; photos arrive; social networks
16-September-1971 (Thur.)

John pays tribute to Mozart


Typical day.

Starting from scratch on the horn. New embouchure. But very frustrating. Very slow. Never sure of exactly what I have to do. Well, try again.


Starting over. I make a decision to start over with my horn playing technique, specifically, trying to change my embouchure. Looking back, I’m never certain that my embouchure was all that bad, but I probably felt that my embouchure (position of my lips against the mouthpiece) was not perfect. If I could get it to be perfect, I should be able to play perfectly. Right? (No comment.)

As with all change, it can be frustrating, slow, and cause uncertainty.

I try to encourage myself to keep trying.

Slide scans arrive. The scans of my 35mm slides arrived a couple of days ago. It was a bit expensive, but worth it. The photo service, DigMyPics.com, did a great job with the scans. I hope to populate past and future blog posts with pictures.

Social networks. I haven’t yet begun any marketing attempt on this blog. I wanted to wait for the pictures. Slowly, I will join some of the popular social networking sites and see if they will generate any visits to the website. I started with Facebook. I have no friends. It seems that Facebook may be fine for interacting with friends you already have. No sure about the marketing potential.

I just installed Google Analytics to collect page-view stats.


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