Being in tune within second position is giving me fits. Mostly because my pinky goes awol and then I can’t get 4 right. I could just sit and focus on this all week and not do anything else. I played my Whales song with a tuner today, and I start off well, but even without shifting again, I am drifting out of tune. This is the number one most immediate problem to solve. The first problem is, when do I start seeing problems. And then zoom in on it.
So, Today I put the bow down and just worked my left hand. I also listened to C and G octaves over and over. I’m going away for the weekend to have a break from this circus I call my life, and we’ll see what we sound like when I return.
But Nancy is right. I have the right to complain my ass off because I know I’m never going to quit, and what sounds like complaining on the surface is really just an attempt to identify so that focus on development areas. I have always taken the long view; that I am studying cello so that I can always have something to do in retirement (as well as today) and somebody with whom to socialize around music.