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Kelsey Z.

March 24, 2004 at 1:43 AM

I'm listening to U2 right now. In particular In a Little While from the album, All that you can't leave behind. I'm really digging the guitar riff. My brother said he'd help me learn it!

Onto a more violinistic topic though! I've been really enjoying practicing the past few days! I think I may have overdone it a bit one day, as my left arm was quite sore, but I've accomplished a lot! All my new repertoire is a great deal of fun. I think I'm enjoying the Suite Italienne by Stravinsky the most so far, as it's a real challenge, and it's just a really beautiful, fun work to play! I'm warming up to my Mozart concerto, definetly not my favorite piece, but it's nice, and enjoyable to play, and work on. My other repertoire is great as well! Beethoven, Paganini, Eckhardt-Gramatte, Vitali, and more!

It's been hard, but enjoyable work getting all my concert group repertoire ready for a local competition in a couple of weeks. I'm hoping I have the stamina to get through the entire concert group by memory. It's going to be a good learning experience for me, and a really good chance to get some newer repertoire of mine performed! I'm also at one point going to be performing my own solo Suite, or part of it, rather, in the competition in a composition catergory, which should be interesting! I've performed it once before back in the fall, but have done some editing things since then. I hope I get some good feedback on the work!

Well I should get back to the practice room!

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