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Kelsey Z.

October 24, 2004 at 5:07 AM

Today I felt the crazy need to practice thirds in three different keys for nearly a half hour. I'm not really sure what compelled me to do that but lately I've been struck with this need to practice technique and lots of it. I think it's really starting to help things. I've realised that one thing that I've had a lot of trouble with is jumping back and forth from different keys and keeping the double stops in tune so spending that time on the thirds today was a really positive thing and I plan to do incorporate it it more into my regular practice routine. Go technique!

Now as for today. I'm done reading Lord of the Flies! Yay! Wow, not really what I was expecting, but than I didn't really know what to expect. Things seemed to keep going in the general direction that I expected the book to go but with un-expected twists and elements coming into play. Such a thought provoking book and really puts perspective on how soceity is and how easily a person can be turned against another and the kind of characteristics it brings out in a person. I highly recommend that a you read this book and not just read it but look into the underlying message it presents.

My friend came out to my place today. We played violin together! Prokofieff Sonata for two violins and the Bach double. It was a lot of fun. I'm not sure Prokofieff would entirely improve on some of our "variations" on a couple of the sections, but it was a lot of fun and we were able to plough through it and make some of it sound like music. The Bach as a little, ok a lot, more straight-forward in putting together. That actually sounded somewhat recognizable and it made the parents smile and ask for us to take a bow. I wonder why they didn't seem to enjoy the Prokofieff the same? Hmm...

It's getting a bit later now and I think I should be going and doing more studying yet.

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