Close your eyes. Relax. Breathe slowly. Travel back in time. Pretend it is January. Now you’re ready to listen to the most recent episode of The Complete Musician Podcast!
It has been a little while since we have gotten to get an episode out, but never fear, we deliver a hearty helping of musical knowledge and fun, served simmering over some bad puns, exciting absurdity, and even some advice that you have to hear to believe (or not, like a Ripley show!).
This episode is about getting back in shape and although we akin it to getting back in shape before an academic year begins, these thoughts can be used any time after a break has been taken! We reference out Summer Chops episode (Episode 4) many times, so go check that out if you haven’t listened yet!
Specific things to listen for: football analogies, something about baby muscles, an excerpt from a classic children’s novel that we guaranteed you’ve never read, James’ unrequited love for Schantl, the secret to getting back into shape that has nothing to do with playing, things that all conductors should abandon, tips for success in solo recitals, and some very discrete background music that you will love to identify!