Today was a good cello day.   I got a new bow – a $120 brazilwood bow, that will eventually become my spare bow when I finally purchase a more substantial bow in 2010.   The lesson was also rewarding, because I stayed with my difficulties and was able to ask some good questions.  I also got a wolf adjustor.

We covered dynamics and how to do the crescendo in the opening of the Bourree.    I need to start at piano and move down the bow progressively going slower and putting more weight into my hand but not from the shoulder.

Also, there’s the usual admonition to be light so I can control the weight distribution instead of being heavy by default.