I am playing the bass flute for two songs in flute ensemble, and man is it hard! I’ve never played a bass before. I’ve pretty much gotten the hang of getting a decent sound out of it (you’d think after having played the normal C flute for 13 years it’d be easy to pick up bass…wrong, at least in my case), but it’s so heavy that my hand is throbbing after about 10 minutes of holding the thing. Especially my right thumb, which is straining to hold the majority of the weight while the rest of the fingers on that hand try desperately to hit the keys at the right time. I need one of those hand exercise thingys. It’s very odd — it’s like I’m learning to play flute all over again.
Dinner time. I’m starved. I hope we’re having something good tonight.