Tonight’s practice was about an hour – I’m trying to focus by hitting representative sections, rather than trying to work through the entire piece. It was about 75% of the Suzuki and the 25% of the Kummer. I’m continuing to stress walking fingers, although it is still a bit unnatural to have a finger on a string I’m not playing yet. Dan gave me a descending scale exercise where I need to stake out a position on the next lower string while I’m still on 1 on the higher string.

Here’s Andre Princope playing theme from Paganini’s Witches Dance on YouTube .