On vacation in Orlando with the whole family, my wife Susan and I sneaked out for a few minutes on our last day there to make this video. At first, I wasn't going to post it because of nearby highway noise and especially because I rushed this beautiful Peruvian song. (But, hey, we were just off the sidewalk on a busy road, so I was trying to fit my song in before the next guy without a muffler drove by.
) In the end, I posted it anyway because these Enchant the Forest
videos don't have to be perfect! The important thing is for us to get out there and do it -- and have fun & grow in the process.
On the bright side, Susan said people walking by gave us warm smiles, and one couple even stopped to give us a nice round of applause.
Besides the video, here's some travel experiences I had with Coda.
I really enjoyed practicing this song at night in our hotel room using my Coda Silencers. What a beautiful thing! Laying flat on my back after a long day of walking at Disney, playing my heart out -- quietly
Also, the night before I made the video, I went out and sat behind the wheel of the rental minivan to practice. I used earplugs because of the small enclosed area with hard surfaces and had a engaging practice session! It reminded me of what a great practice studio your car can be in a pinch.
Finally, I did a lot of silent fingering practice on the plane en route to Orlando. I took out a book of tunes and hummed the tunes in my head while I happily fingered all the notes without lifting Coda to my mouth or blowing. This can be surprisingly productive practice. Anyway, I was seated in the aisle, and a guy one row back was intrigued by what I was doing, so we had a fascinating
talk about Coda and our experiences with music.