Put in the first good practice in a while. Really did my scales, had a goal, which was to play with no right-thumb tension. I limited my focus to a few phrases and dug in. I need to do this more often, and longer. That was an hour. No reason I can’t increase it. I have the slack. I do feel guilty playing before the kids retire to bed, but gotta shake up the old routine.
The left hand on this Kummer Piece is shifty with quite a few substitutions, but it will get there. I basically recovered ground I had lost since I last touched this on Monday. I have all means of excuses, but it comes down to this – whatever problems I’m having are precisely what I need to face in practice. Dan always tells me that cello needs to be my relaxation – there should be no reason to ever dread practicing.