The days are starting to get noticeably shorter, so I now can start practicing cello as early as 9 pm without it being insanely bright out.  So long as it’s sunny, I feel that I should be making use of the enhanced insolation by being outdoors.  However, now that school as well as more serious pursuits linger on the horizon, my thoughts again turn to cello playing.

We went over some of the shifts today in the Chopin, but the focus (for me) anyway, was on not drifting sharp when going from 2 to 4 or 4 to 2.  This becomes more dramatic when there are string crossings involved, so make sure to get back, particularly for Eb and Bb.

On the Bach Minuet #2, I just need to get used to pulling the bow more confidently, and to listen for flow.  It’s time to start recording myself in earnest.