November 2005

Update on food poisoned violinist. ack

November 3, 2005 14:15

So it seems that I have PMS! (poisoned male situation) Girls, I feels your pain!
I have been advised not to eat anything, because my stomach is trying to flush out a virus. I did have 1 meal today but it went straight through me (sorry for the detail!). But the pain is not so bad at the moment. I tried to get to my guitar teaching this morning but my stomach was just saying no, and I have been in bed all day.
Natasha, why do you get ill after your concerts? Carbonated water makes me wretch. How can anyone drink that stuff?
I just tried out that passage in the Kriesler, it is definately easier in 2nd position. Yay. Now if I was well enough to have a serious practice..... heres hoping for tomorrow.

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Violinist in pain

November 2, 2005 16:17

Wow, I have just realised how painful getting a stomach bug can be. It hit me on monday night, a real searing, stabbing abdominal pain. It felt like being starving but 10 times worse. It is now wednesday night and the pain is exactly the same. It has come and gone in waves - I woke up this morning feeling fine, and then as soon as I moved - It felt like my stomach was about to fall out of my body! On top of that, today I had a bad headache. I think I might have an intolerance to sugar, because I only have to have a sip of coke or something and I get a splitting headache. Maybe im just feeling extra-sensitive today. My brain is totally shot, I cant think straight, or co-ordinate any muscles. Although, strangely my playing doesnt seem to have been affected. What does that say about my playing, haha! Nah, I think the violin-playing part of my brain has got away from my illness. I have been working on Praeludium and allegro lately, I am managing to get a good sound out of the second variation, with all the semi-quaver double stops. Man those are hard to hit in tune, the ones in first position with fingers 2,3,4. My teacher has recommended playing it in 2nd position but I would imagine that to be more difficult up to tempo. The rest of it seems pretty much ok. It just struck me what an excellent bow workout this piece is, you need a bow arm like rambo. Anyway, im off to bed, the pian is unbearable...

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