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Kelsey Z.

24 + hours in a car in one week = cranky but content

March 24, 2006 at 3:01 AM

Back to Vancouver and back.....again. How many people do a 6 hour drive to Vancouver (and back) twice in a week? Apparently my Mom and I do. Ah to sleep in my own bed tonight and not on a dusty, apartment floor!

One thing that I cannot believe I forgot to mention in my last "Vancouver" blog entry was my lesson! This gives you an idea of just how much (or little) sleep I got all last week.

I had a lesson! Ok, there I've told you. It was a good lesson. My Bach Fugue chords are losing their once worthy "crunch fest" name and thanks to that fugue my bow would be greatly happier if I got it rehaired in the near future. After Bach there was Wieniawski and I now have some good ideas that work much better for fingering as well as some musical ideas and elements to keep in mind. Technique came into question as well. I have some studies to keep me busy and I'm more determined then ever to work really hard on my technique. I wonder how long this will last?? I just have to keep listening to something technically demanding that I dearly want to play and then use that as a motivator to keep me going at technique for the bulk of my practicing this next while.

I am going to be performing at a school talent show soon and I've actually been allowed enough time to the Vitali Ciaccona. Originally I was going to do the E major Preludio from Partita No. 3 but now I'm doing the Vitali! My Mom and I discussed it on the drive home today and we've decided that I'm going to treat it as a real, full on concert. Around 1000 students come to watch it each year. I'm going for my dramatic blue concert gown.

Going to Vancouver again yesterday was quite the experience again. This time it rained the whole time I was there (which was probably a grand total of 15 hours - including the hours slept). I went to try out the violin that I really liked and get my teacher's opinion on the instrument. I've decided that I'm going to try out some more instruments before I decide to get one (or this one if it's still available) for sure which I feel quite contented and settled with. I don't really have the money at the moment to get the violin (yay student loans.....:P) but I will need my own instrument that's better before school starts next year.

And with that I'm going to go and make some dinner! And practice! And read a book! And do homework!

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