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May 18, 2004 08:07

Okay so remember when I said I wasn't nervous, well that all changed the day of the audition. I hadn't practiced my piece the night before so I practiced that morning. Well, I tell you, I messed up so much I wanted to cry. So I decided I wasn't going to go. But my mom said, "girl you better go there don't ever give up, you gotta fall before you rise." So ofcourse I went to my audition with a blah mood and guess not only did I get violin 1 but I was complimented by the conductor of the advanced players philharmonic. He had me site read a dvorak piece which was really hard. He said thathe'll be seeing me soon enough. Now just think if I didn't go to my audition, PHEW!!!

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May 14, 2004 09:30

Oh yeah and my audition is tomorrow and I'm not even nervous. I was standing at the bus stop took out my violin and played for 12 people I have never seen before, that could be why I'm not nervous, lol.

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May 14, 2004 09:28

I got a 100 year old violin that is worth alot of money and my $110 violin sounds way better than it, whats up with that? Do I need to break into it? Or is it maybe because I have been so use to hearing my violin that it just sounds beeter to me? No that can't be it, because some other people have agreed that my violin sounds better. So I don't know what the problem is.

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May 13, 2004 10:07

Here are my goals for the violin this and next:

Finish Suzuki bk4 efore the end of this year.

I want to have finished book 6 by the end of next year.

I want to know how to play in most keys Major and melodic minor.

I want to e able to play in most rhythms 6/8 12/8 3/2 4/2 etc...

I want to be on etude 25 of Kayser efore the middle of next year.

I want to be able to audition for my youth philharmonic 2005 spring.

Okay those are my violin goals.

Here are my Viola goals:

I want to be able to read in most keys by the end of next year.

I want to have finished in Bk 5 by the end of next year.

Do you think I am asking too much of myself?

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May 6, 2004 14:19

So I am auditioning for violin 1 in the orchestra. I am happy. Besides playing the violin I also love to write. I babysitted last weekend and to my surprise found telling many stories. Ones about aliens and tings like that and during ths time not once did I think about the violin, weird. I guess you always separate the things you love.

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