Dan asked me to do some thinking about my cello goals for my third year.
1. Begin developing sight reading and ensemble playing skills
2. Get farther into Kol Nidre, and keep pieces in mind that will develop the necessary technique.
3. I wanted to start working on Après un Rêve; but Dan politely said to wait for next year, but we’ll think about pieces that will get me in that direction.
4. Begin recording myself more regularly. I have already mentioned this, and I do have recording software on my machine for just this purpose. Emily pointed out that the recording equipment does not have to be terribly sophisticated. I should be listening to rhythm and dynamics, and just about any decent mic will pick that up.