Aah, my instrument sounds so much better without that buzz. The mellow warmth is back. At first, it took a while to get used to the sound. AS for the seams opening, the luthier said it’s just part of life with a large instrument and there’s nothing I did that would make me responsible. But I now have the humidity factory going full tilt up here.
I had a four day break while I was in Bermuda celebrating my Dad’s 70th. This explains why I broke from my weekly schedule. I’ve got my pieces in passable shape, but the Bach Sarabande from suite #1 is still a mess. Parts are getting better as I’m getting used to what it should sound like, but that last double stop (D+[BCAB]) is coming along the slowest. Today I had trouble practicing because I didn’t know where I should focus my efforts. I remember now that it should be five minutes of focused attention, and if I can’t solve it, move on.