Practicing for my audition is coming along alright. I'm still a fair wase under tempo on the Schumann symphony, but I have 1 week, so hopefully I'll have it down by then. Luckily it's not a huge amount of audition stuff, just four symphonies. With a week and a half total to learn everything it's definetly enough though. I hope I can get in but time will tell! It would be nice to have a "job" to go to all next concert season if possible.
Not too much is new and exciting. I ordered a bunch of strings on Saturday after breaking a string and putting on a few new strings since my d and g were starting to lose a great deal of their sound quality. Sadly, when I went to pick up my violin and tighten up my bow to practice *SNAP* the mechanism inside the bow stripped all the little grooves, so now my bow is just a pile of floppy hair and wood. Good thing I have another bow. It's taking a bit of getting used to how it reacts to the strings though, and how it bounces in things like my Paganini and in faster sections with awkward string crossings for how it handles on the strings. So hopefully I'll be able to get the screw and eye replaced in my usual bow soon, or will be able to grow accustomed to my beloved old bow which I am now using. There isn't a whole lot of difference, sound wise between the two, just my usual bow was a little heavier and I found controlled better on this violin then my other bow did. Ah the joys of playing a stringed instrument!
Back to the practice room now.
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