I read this on Andrew Hitz’s blog and I can’t get it out of my head – which is great! I think about *not* cultivating a bad sound when I’m buzzing my warm up, when I’m doing the harmonic series, when I’m warming up my low and high range — ALL – THE – TIME. And you should be too. Articulate with conviction, whether that be pianissimo or fortissimo, slurred or accented. You’re always doing much more than just ‘playing a note’.