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Ben Clapton

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November 6, 2006 at 11:18 PM

Yesterday I was fairly good. My lesson went well, and know what I need to work on. I did some stuff around uni, booked some rooms, and then came home. Had some lunch before heading off to work at my mum's place. She had been expecting her tech guy to come over, but he didn't end up coming. So I ended up starting a Style Guide for her website, which I hadn't planned on starting until after the site was completed. But it's ok, it will give me an idea of what to work with when I get around to putting the site together.

I got home, had dinner then quickly ran off to uni for my rehearsal. It started off really badly, It was hot, I felt that I had no control of my bow, fingers just wern't working. I grew into it, but there's a lot of places to clean.

So that's the goal for today. Lots of practice doing slow work cleaning a number of areas. There's the whole of the second page of the Sarasate, then a few spots in the third movement of the Beethoven, a couple in the second movement, and some in my Bach. I've also got my WAYMA audition excerpts to learn which are fairly easy. The first movement solo from Scheherezade, a section from Beethoven Symphony 7, and a part from a Dvorak piece Huisika (I think). Should be pretty easy. Then I need to choose my solo piece. I'm thinking my Sarasate, because it shows my range over pretty much all the instrument, and does kinda show my ability to play slow and fast, which would make it a good audition piece, I just need to make sure that it would be clean by sunday.

That's it for now, see you tomorrow.

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