Time to start thinking about being more organized. I had a couple weeks of slow progress. The numbers don’t lie.
9/3 – Scale – A major 2 octave, Pieces – Witches Dance. Time ~30 minutes.
9/4 More scales today. Took about 20 minutes to really settle into my playing. More experimentation than structure. Focused on how the strings felt as I did my scales, and worked on loosening the tension on my right thumb. The thumb is there primarily for stabilization. Scales: Eb major, F major 2 octaves. Pieces: Last two lines of Bach Minuet “#3”, Kummer #23, first five bars. Also reminded myself about something Dan taught me earlier – when playing dotted rhythms, it helps to imagine the short note as belonging to the next group. Time ~ 45 minutes.
9/7 – I practiced 45 minutes, slogging my way through #23.
9/8 – Scale – G major 2 octave (easy, but I was doing it with my son and trying to stay in tune with him, so that made it harder). Pieces – Witches Dance (Suzuki Book 2) – last 4 lines. Last 2 lines were with younger son. Decided to sit down and mark every bow stroke for Kummer #23.