We focused on left hand technique today. If you’ve been reading, you know the left hand has been tied in knots recently with this Kummer#11 piece. We just went through it and he showed me how a cellist might figure out and solve some of the shifts and finger placements that were tricky.

It was a hard lesson, and my attention was very short for reasons not related to the lesson. There has been a recurrent theme that playing music is helpful in fighting adult ADD, but I do not think it is a substitute for medicine in cases where medicine is indicated.