Most of the lesson focused on this. Go slowly. Focus on moving the bow to get sound. Pretend you don’t have a modern bow, so you can’t “insist” upon the strings to get them to sound. Keep the bow moving. We worked through the first few lines. It was frustrating because I was so eager to show what I’ve learned (can you smell trouble yet?).
Anyway, I’m on hiatus again until second week of February. Another book deadline. The book’s really coming into shape. I so want this to be my final round. I’m still creatively dissatisfied. Cello playing will still occur, although I think ‘insisting’ is coming from frustration in other areas of my life.