Continuing to work through Kummer #72 – a style exercise. It is really strange to watch my fingers go to the right place sometimes even though I’m pretty sure they didn’t get the go ahead from my brain.

Dan has implored me never to repeat mistakes during practice. By this he means, don’t start repeating stuff I’m not sure of. If something is not working, dig into it. Play it slower, faster, change the rhythm, tinker with different bowing until intonation is under control – whatever. But don’t repeat a phrase until it is right. Then repeat it several times.

When you repeat, you train your brain, and you don’t want to train the wrong thing.

I may change this post if further discussion demonstrates that I did not quite understand it correctly. But that’s part of the process.