I’m back at blogging, but it will be mostly discussing what I do during each practice session and that’s that.
Today – scales, scales, scales. D major, primarily descending so I can practice getting my thumb and hand assembly and “plop it down” naturally where I need it. Dan has said my fingers tend to point too far south when I do thumb position, and this exercise is designed to cure that.
Also focused on broad, sweeping bows to really get over my timidness at moving the bow. It’s also how I need to move the bow for the minuet. I can’t insist on the string or put weight on it, since that’s not sporting for Baroque music. Cate Polacek wrote an excellent post on this topic about fourteen months ago.