Okay, I am going to begin on the Phil Rice Method of 1858. Actually, I am going to start at the back and work the other way. No special reason.
I am using a new instrument for this book, that being a brand new Bell Boucher. You all know the excitement of having a new instrument in your hands. That is what I am feeling now. This instrument, all 27 inches of it's resonating beauty, is perfect to capture the dynamic range of this body of material.
I am most likely going to include many of the vocal peice, if only the accompaniment. Many of those are strong pieces on their own. Maybe dub the melody, or sing what I can...we'll see.
Anyway, here we go through the crazy land of Rice....one of my favorite books with a "flavor" all it's own.