This has been a troubling week for my cello playing. Although I continue to practice, I wonder how far I have gotten. I just listened to a recording I made of Kummer #7, which I was playing this evening. This was a piece I was learning about this time last year. Did I make progress?

The Kummer #35 has been tricky. Low F is a hard note for me, and then I’ve got to be ready for a sprightly G and A. One issue I need to tackle is to start getting my body prepared to prepare (yes, that’s what I mean) the next step. It’s sort of a second derivative. I haven’t started moving in a particular direction yet but I need to get my mind ready to start thinking about it.

In my non-cello life, I also need to start being financially prepared for 2010. It’s been a major point of denial for me lately.