Despite today’s being a snow day, I practiced for about 45 minutes at my usual time. It was emotionally stressful at work, and despite the calming effect of the cello, it takes me longer – much longer – to get centered.

This particular exercise, Kummer #6, requires me to keep my left hand oriented, particularly after the open strings. I also revisited Kummer #5, since I needed a hit of comptetence before going back to challenging.

Kummer #7 is super challenging and I should hit that again tomorrow night.