Focus today was on remembering pitches between long shifts, and getting ready for the F to F scaley parts. Now in prepping for this the focus was on arm weight and ‘pushing’ the bow just slightly on the up-bows for the two-octave F major scale that occurs in this piece. The right arm needs to be a tad higher than usual C string position
As the summer winds to a close, I am reviewing some of my old pieces while continuing to get the end of the “B” section of Kol Nidre done. Sometimes i like reviewing my pieces so that I can see if working on the more challenging music has shown progress. This is hard to do when you’re always at the edge of your technique.
Also, next week I am going in for a procedure that will make practice impossible for a few days during on expressiveness and listening while I’m at the cello. As an example of tying this together, I worked on the Nina sections that go high up the D string. Working on the high sections of the Kol Nidre paid off here as well. Last night my goal was to make the D-only sections sound in-tune with the previous sections that were on the A string.