Thursday, March 29, 2007
Class rehearsal today
As before, I got distracted listening to the blended cello sounds, and I occasionally lost my way. I know where I went wrong, though, and I think I'll be able to sort that out by Saturday. Tempo, timing, rhythm... same issues.
This week I set aside all my orchestra pieces and my lesson pieces, focusing on those six recital pieces. Four of them are ready. I've got two more days to get those other two perfected.
All day leading up to this afternoon's rehearsal, I found myself stressing about all those anxieties that have plagued me time and again, but once I sat on that stage with my cello and started quietly playing scales (pizzicato), while everyone else was arriving and setting up, it all went away.
I have to play extra loud so you all can hear me!!
While that was not the original reason I started blogging, this sharing of experiences and comments with other bloggers really has been inspiring. Not only because of the very supportive direct feedback; but reading other musicians - of all levels and instruments - describe their doubts, their anxieties, and their satisfactions about their performances encourages me to keep going with it.
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