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What to do when baby is happy for a minute? Practice!!

Brecklyn Ferrin

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Published: November 24, 2013 at 2:12 AM [UTC]

My old blog is named Confessions of a Lazy Violinist. Recent life changes have me questioning this name. I debated changing the name of my blog to:
Confessions of an overwhelmed Mommy/Violinist/Teacher/Housekeeper/Wife/Runner/Yoga Enthusiast/Fair-Weather Vegan/Sister/Daughter/Friend. But you know, it just didn't have the right ring to it.
I would no longer describe myself as a lazy violinist. I am anything but lazy. I am running running running all the time. Changing diapers, wiping noses, nursing, cleaning, dishes, cooking dinner, teaching my students, spending a few spare minutes with my husband, or practicing, or exercising, I have no time to be lazy! If I have a chance to practice, it better be good practice, because I don't have time to mess around! Today, I took advantage of a few happy-baby minutes to do some metronome work. I recently started looking at Paganini's 16th Caprice. Today I worked it up from quarter=60-76. As you can hear, it is far from perfect. It gets dicey especially near the end. Here are some happy baby moments.

I welcome constructive criticism, but if you're going to be nasty, please go elsewhere.

(Yes, there is a diaper sticking out of the garbage can. What can I say?

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Posted on November 24, 2013 at 6:51 PM
just great, made me smile, and obviously you are a professional violinist, thanks for sharing and best wishes! by the way the violin sounds muted, I suppose that was with a practice mute on? little baby is adorable.

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