6/14 – One year anniversary cello party continues! Started the Beethoven Minuet from Suzuki Book 3. Worked through with the left hand the first six lines. After walking through that, I focused on the shift from 1(D) to 1(G) on the first bar of the third line.
I am noticing that I am tackling larger blocks of music than the same time last year. Practiced 75 minutes.
6/17 – Practiced second line of Beethoven, very slowly and deliberately.
6/18 – finally tackle Kummer #52 – a bowing exercise. The first two lines are do-able but I need to make it rhythmic.
6/19 – Primarily Kummer #52, first three lines. Also played the Meno Mosso from the Scherzo again. Slurs still don’t sound smooth. I’m not focused enough right now. Each practice should have a focus, but I’m doing breadth first practice right now
6/20 – 75 minutes – all Kummer #52. That second line is very shifty, and I’m having trouble managing my left arm – keeping it balanced.
In other news: tomorrow first day of summer camp for kids.