Hmm hey all!
Days like these I wish I could have every day (well... if I was paid to do it then HELL YES)
Anyhow it was like this - on sunday I found out I had no work what-so-ever this week because Boss was on holidays to do some Martial Arts in Korea (I didn't even know!!!) I was a bit mopy and upset (and worried!!) as I had plans (ang things to pay off) to use this weeks-pay to buy some new equipment (I even pushed foward for extra shifts) - but it turned the opposite direction; Anyhow I am actually thanking the universe for this chance to practise hardcore.
So after working up on the following day A.K.A Monday (which was yesterday) -
My routine was as followed : Practise 15 minutes (timed), rest for 5~10 (Light to deep breathing during that resting period) then re-enter on with some stretchs.
and my god... It worked wonders! I started practising from 9 AM till 3 PM just working on intonation and etudes, after that it got too hot to continue so I slept till 5 PM. Then started practising again till 8 PM till I ate the wrong combinations of food! Damn stomach.. the food took me down :P
Continuing on - I FELT like I achieved a great deal within this session, I also achieved some sort of... inner-conscience to my instrument I really felt connected - I don't know what it was, but at one stage when I was practising scales I handn't even noticed I shifted into beyond 7th position (Only using finger 1 - usually if I do single finger scales I Follow the pattern of 1st/3rd/2nd position never go beyond the reach of my F4) just to practise intonation - I knew I was hitting the notes but I didn't even KNOW I was that high till I opened my eyes .. of course that connection snapped when I stopped by 3 PM
What a relaxed life I live hahaha... still I want to be very good =[
I hate life!!!!!
Haha ok seriously though.
I really wish I didn't start off on such a cheap instrument. For just 9 months, its almost completely destroyed, the end part is starting to fall off, just today my chin rest is showing cracks in it and took me almost 1 hour just to re-adjust because it fell off when I was practising scales hahaha. It also bent two of my fathers screw drivers! Hopefully he never finds out...
I remember a few weeks ago I was practising double stops and the inside of my bow has cracked (Well rather I felt it crack I didn't hear it - if you can remember what it felt like to loose your baby teeth/teeth, it was like that... hanging on) and now its extra flexible, its making it difficult to play double stops with the bow hand..... It can flex beyond the HAIR of the bow even at high tensions :( WAYYYY too much sensitivity to control - I even have to be extremely gentle with Martele, I think I should start playing tratto and see what eventuates.
Oh also my fine tuner for the A string has gone wonked, the metal bent!!!!
This violin is a demon. Really... it should be thrown into the well. I don't even think it IS a violin, its probably a bunch of cats taped together. Maybe I should feed it? Hmmm, I need to sprinkle someones blood onto it. What if it turns out to be like the ring and it starts going on a murderous rampage of ruining peoples intonation?
What will happen if I ever get my hands on a quality instrument that does what I want it to do? Will I be super good? :D
Maybe I should hang around someones appartment and use my sales ability to barter for their violin.
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