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Mendy Smith

Dear Santa

December 23, 2007 at 1:25 AM

I have been nice this year (if you take out those times during orchestra practice where my stand partner and I swayed to the music of the flutes a little to enthusiastically while we were counting several bars of rests, or when we organized a "viola only" potluck snack during intermission)...

For Christmas I would like:
1 - Absolutely perfect 100% of the time intonation
2 - Vibrato on the Cing
3 - A better bow-hold
4 - Effortless shifts to the end of the fingerboard
5 - The ability to memorize a piece after reading it through ONCE
6 - Arm vibrato
7 - The original Tertis Model viola
8 - To win the concerto competition

I hope this is not too much to ask :)


From Albert Justice
Posted on December 23, 2007 at 3:13 AM
I'm not Santa Claus, but I manage the elves.... I'm going to most of your list is yours by next year.
From Albert Justice
Posted on December 23, 2007 at 3:17 AM
I meant make sure....
Posted on December 23, 2007 at 11:04 PM
Why do you want the original Tertis viola model?
From Peter Kent
Posted on December 24, 2007 at 3:12 AM
Perhaps you might also ask for non-Italian spelling ability (Christa Mas).
From Mendy Smith
Posted on December 24, 2007 at 5:40 AM
What Italian Spelling :-)

Luis - Probably for the same reason that most violinist want a Strad... :)

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