Fairly dry post today – just wanted to make some notes on where I was on the current pieces. Focused today on the last few bars of the Kummer #9. Noticed my thumb was hurting and did some slow exercises on the A and D strings trying to keep an eye on angle and keeping my right hand relaxed. I went out to the tip of the bow, held the bow in place to see my balance, then adjusted my hand. That was just to be aware of what was happening. Then I continued to work that same motion from the U.H. of the bow to the tip, then back to the middle of the bow for each note.

In scales, worked on 4 notes on one bow, then 4 notes on the next. Also tried to play with the ear training listening for I(D). On the Minuet, still working too hard to control things instead of being free. I’m going to have a quick practice before I head out for Passover.