February 2005

February 24, 2005 09:47

Well, I think that its high time that I updated my Blog, so here we go. Well, the playing is going okay, im learning wieniawski's second concerto. I really love the romance, and the second movement is coming along nicely, although I havent got all the passages up to speed yet. The only problems that im having are the octaves, im playing 1-4 all the time, but on some passages in the 1st movement I just can seem to speed it up and keep it in tune. I have been practicing Kreutzer 25, and can play that quite quickly and still in tune, but it doesnt seem to help much. I think that maybe I need to practice chromatic octaves more, all over the fingerboard. Such hard work! The double stops seem to come pretty eaily, its just those nasty octaves. Grr! More practice is required....

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