Practicing the Gossec Gavotte hard for my upcoming class. My feelings of “I’m never” are fading, as I decide to focus real carefully on what is really frustrating me. Among other things, I’m having trouble in up-bow, particularly my string crossings but also my descending notes. Trying to really look at setting up the bow at a reasonable position and making the switch with as small a motion as I can. Lots and Lots of reps. Just went from A to G back and forth at various heights, then tried the figure. Also, working through the D to G crossing as I play E down to C. This is the first time I really have been able to break a technique down into workable parts on my own, so I do feel proud of myself.
It is coming along. I think I’ll have it down, provided I also practice the “easy” parts, too!