Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Kicking the habit
My methodical approach - focusing on all the shifts first, and secondarily fingering it pizzicato - seems to be working. I haven't started bowing it yet, although I am watching all the slurs and hooked connections as I pluck each note. The fact that this tune is so familiar seems to be helpful - I already know how it's supposed to sound, which makes it easier to tell when my fingers don't quite reach their proper locations.
What's surprising is that these shifts are already starting to fall into place.
I enjoy starting pieces like this, watching them come together and slowly beginning to feel that indescribable sensation of accomplishment / power / control...
The Scherzo is also falling into place. Every few days, I've added 5 to 10 bpm to the metronome (set at one beat per pair of sixteenths - for now).
I just noticed that this is my 350th post.
You've made fantastic progress in 2 years.
I just looked at the Marcello Sonato - all I can see is a lot of black dots.
How can you stray from the blogger template? Like, you have a big image at the top of your page, and some people have insane amounts of art on their page...do I need to get into html, or is it simpler than that?
Ok, gonna go watch the cats meowing again.
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