I’ll leave you with my favorite quote from my teacher

Just because you have an open string, does not mean your left hand goes on vacation!

With that in mind, I am focusing on intonation in the first 4 bars of Kummer #15. I’m also walking through the piece with just the left hand so I can work on keeping my hand disposition supple yet organized.

I want to make sure I hear that C at the end and make sure it does sound 1 step higher than Bb the measure before. This sounds painfully obvious, but I am talking about pitch memory. Pitch memory is something very challenging for me. [edited]

Since I cannot afford the expense of transporting my cello, especially overseas, I am going to have to make it a vacation without the cello. On the positive side, I’ll be able to enjoy my brother’s piano practice.

And, since I can do some mental cello, my left hand does not have to go on vacation just because I do.