Got some new pieces today. Interesting that my own assessment of how I was doing was negative and my cello teacher’s was more positives. We both noticed the same things, but he gave the problems less weight.
A-flat major scale (Klengel)
Positives: Playing the A-flat major scale more confidently and on tempo. Continue using the metronome. Using ear rather than hand and self-correcting.
Still work on: Descending shifts.
Mooney: Invisible Target (2d position exercise)
– just started. No assessment. Not even sure why it’s called that. I’ll guess I will ask.
Witches Dance (suzuki Book 2)
I need to find previous blog entries and re-tag them. I’m still woodshedding this piece. working primarily with the metronome.
Lee Op. 70 No 20 (Schroeder #18)
“point” just means start near the point. I need not have played the entire thing so close to the tip. Focus on a light sound. For LH, on measure 4, use separate strings (1 on I, 234 on II) and avoid too much hand-flapping.
Life in general:
Start a new job near Philly on the 27th. Excited, but nervous. Still working out living arrangements. Will keep my current residence, but seek out semi-permanent arrangements in Philly’s suburbs. Looking forward to perhaps catching some Curtis performances in the evenings when I can, even though my primary purpose down there will be work.