Physical note – I finished my lesson unable to go from A to G string cleanly. So, we stopped. Realized I had a throbbing headache. Must have been eyestrain. There are so many things that can affect performance and attention. Need to check in every now and then. At one point, a car went by and I lost my place in the music.
We focused on left hand technique today. If you’ve been reading, you know the left hand has been tied in knots recently with this Kummer#11 piece. We just went through it and he showed me how a cellist might figure out and solve some of the shifts and finger placements that were tricky.
It was a hard lesson, and my attention was very short for reasons not related to the lesson. There has been a recurrent theme that playing music is helpful in fighting adult ADD, but I do not think it is a substitute for medicine in cases where medicine is indicated.