Wednesday, July 23, 2008
More weather woes
Cello practice continues uneventfully. No breakthroughs, and little obvious progress, but I'm pushing on nevertheless. I'm working on two pieces from Mooney's "Position Pieces", two from his "Double Stops", two from Suzuki Book 3, and of course the first part of the Breval Sonata, and of course my scales. I start on the Sonata by working through my page of practice points for half an hour, then playing that part through several times. On most days I spend a few minutes working on vibrato, but since I'm not getting anywhere on that yet I can't say much about it.
I'll be playing a luncheon concert next Tuesday as part of this year's Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Summer Music Festival. Our strings orchestra will start off playing five or six pieces, then Cellocracy will play seven or eight pieces. I'm going to have to let go of some of my regular practice routines for a few days, because although I'm "up-to-speed" with almost everything, there's always a lot of room for improvement.
There's not much else going on this summer due to the cruddy weather.