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Vacation Time (Come and Gone)

August 25, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Hello folks!

Recently got back from a little vacation I took, and today I took down my violin again (I keep it on a "String Swing"). It was a little out of tune so I fixed that, and started to play around with scales. This was my first time playing in about a week, so I felt a little out of practice.

I started playing around with some pieces that I am working on (particularly a piece called Il Mostro by Ashram) and I noticed my vibrato sounded a lot smoother and cleaner. My intonation still could use a bit of work, but it's definitely progress.

So, what's that like for you? How long can you take a practice break to really see what progress you are making? I practice just about everyday (scales and etudes probably once every two days, and performance pieces everyday). I know some people may practice a lot more than I do, but nonetheless I can see I am gaining more skill by the day. Hey, you can't get any worse right?

Enjoy your day,
Kendra

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