Worked through Ab major scale. Tried to get more comfortable in fifth position. We did an exercises where we tested our reach without reference to the cello, and are trying to break a habit of sitting my hands on the cello in the higher positions.

If there is a summary of today’s lesson, it’s similar to pool; always be ready for the next shot. I need to develop postures that are more nimble. In the Minuet for the triple string crossings, I need to take an elbow position in the middle of my (RH) position for the A and G strings. I tend to get depressed when I play sometimes and it shows in my posture. Conversely, changing my posture improves my mood.