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Joshua Iyer

Well, my right arm is going to die. :P

April 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Have any of you played the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2? We are playing the Finale for Fox Valley. (As a matter of fact, why don't I list all the pieces we're playing for this event below?) It's going to be very exciting to be in a full orchestra, playing in a symphony, for cryin' out loud (even if it isn't my own), but the chords and the constant chugga-chugga of my right arm for each note (the whole final movement is practically sixteenth-notes the entire time!) is probably going to kill me. So, if I stop writing entries here, you know why. Just kidding. But it's going to be a lot of hard work and endurance to keep this up! So basically, if you have any tips for playing fast notes (this time more right-hand based rather than left-hand, like I had for my auditions three-ish months ago), please let me know! Thanks!

As promised. a list of everything we're playing (and this is for one concert out of the three I have coming up before summer):

-Sheep May Safely Graze (J.S. Bach)
-Symphony No. 2, Finale (Giannini)
-Symphony No. 2, Finale (Moderato assai, Allegro vivo, Presto.) (Tchaikovsky)

The Pops music is still being handed out, and none of it is really organized. As Pops draws nearer, I will have a list of that music. Although yesterday, we got Carnival of the Animals, which should be tons of fun! We aren't playing everything, and although I play piano, my friend is. I think I'd rather play violin for that concert, anyway.

Also, we are playing Beethoven's Seventh? Piano Sonata in D Major, arranged for string orchestra for another concert, which should be fun, too.

And, of course, I have my Vivaldi research/analysis project I have to do. When that's done and if it's on YouTube, I'll post a link to the presentation part!

In a nutshell, it's going to be very busy (and musical) last two months before June. Thanks for all the support and help along the way (in regards to tips and such), and I can't wait till summer to relax and focus on film composition (hopefully!)!

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