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Apr. 18, 2004 at 4:37 PMi had the worst audition ever today. it was for this camp, andi have never played the piece that badly. ugh. so dissappointed. i dont know what happpened. guess ill never know. i gotta start performing and auditioning more....
Apr. 5, 2004 at 2:04 PMhey,im on spring break, so practice time.lol. saturday was nice. i had a really good lesson, and all my friends got into really great schools. although a couple of schools seemed like they didnt take anyone. i guess thats life. im gonna work hard this year so by the time college auditions roll around, im totally okay. later. :)
Apr. 1, 2004 at 3:22 AMits been a busy week. i made the tennis team at school, but cant do it b/c its too much time. oh well id rather be doing music anyway. worked on my various clef reading today. practiced. boring.
Mar. 21, 2004 at 4:19 AMmy lesson today went pretty well. i told him howi was soooo sick of the stamitz and stuff and how it seemed like my playing was actually getting worse. it seems i need to take a little break b/c ive lost the joy in playing. he said not to look at the 1st mvt. until easter vacation. my intonation seemed unbearable at times. ugh. awful. well i mean, im getting better. thats what matters....just keep truckin away lol. but im starting this piece by Ernest Bloch called Suite Hebraique. I love it so much, so he let me start it. my theory teacher said i am good enough at theory to start composing....so maybe ill try it out. who knows....i got my fortune read my friends tarot cards(kind of weird but whatever)....the strange thing is, the tarot cards were right about me. they said i was a loner but a thinker, and very thoughtful. that i didnt have my priorities straight(i guess with SAT's....) and that i was cheap with my money....well....seems true. lol. gotta go to bed. its late. later.
Mar. 16, 2004 at 8:40 PMi dont know what happened, but i hate my playing. i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it. its nowhere near it should be. my firend said this is normal and that my standards are just getting higher. i did about an hour on 2 sevcik exercises today. still, nowhere near wherei want it. i have to owkr on my vibrato and everything else technically. and musically too. ugh! so much work to do! this is the worst time of my high school life, with SAT stuff and viola oh damn. how am i gonna get into college. im nowhere near wherei want to be. i think its time for a major breakdown of my playing and a time of practicing incessantly. i feel like its not getting better when i want it to be getting better. that happens occasionally. ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. well, just makes me want to work harder. i can overcome this.
Mar. 2, 2004 at 2:56 AMwow. i did 4 hours today, so im sooo tired. but it was such good practice. i did basics for an hour, then sevcik, etudes, and some of the concerto. it actually didnt sound so horrible! yay! lol. hey sarah a.! :). dont worry sarah, everyone goes through that time where they dont know if they should keep playing. i went through it only once but it was REALLY bad. i think i stopped playing for about 2 months, i couldnt even look at it. i was around 13 or 14....nadja salerno-sonnenberg went through it too, she quit for like 7 months. she kind of proved to herself that she could make it, and she did, so there. well im tired, im going to bed. later people.
Mar. 1, 2004 at 7:42 PMi havent written in a while. i have so much work this week. i have to START studying for my SAT's...particularly the math part. woah....my teacher kind of really yelled at me for my playing on saturday..i dont think he meant to do it so mean, but it hurt. so i have to practice a lot this week because i want to prove him that well, i can play. lol. i am performing the 1st mvt. of the stamitz concerto friday, plus i want the whole thing technically perfect. lately hes been listening to just the beginning parts of each mvt. ugh. i should be practicing more....i upped my hours 4 -5 a day, instead of the usual 3 hrs. i have so much to learn. ugh!!!! well, i have to get to work. later.
Feb. 15, 2004 at 3:49 PMwell i certainly havent written in a long time. Juilliard is going pretty well, i got my report card from them and got really good grades. im currently working on the stamitz concerto and this modern piece by Alan Hovhaness.and etudes. and scales. i got asked by this violinist i know to be in her concert series. thought that was cool. i still have a lot of work to do in my playing. you know, i doubt ill ever stop saying that.
Sep. 1, 2003 at 11:26 PMpractcing has been going well. I had Juilliard saturday. I got my id and stuff....saw some cute looking umm....people....other people were, well...uhhh, sheltered as hell i guess u can put it. It was kind of strange. Like, there were two 16 year olds talking about what Barbie's thhey buy. if you are 16 and still playing with Barbies....wow. hahahaa. anyway, didn't really meet anyone. Im pretty nice, so I don't think I'll have any trouble. I'm, so damn nervous about my lesson! ahhh! i hope he doesnt get mad at me.....im afraid hes gonna ask me to do all sorts of weird stuff. like scales in different fingerings or play my etudes at lightning speed. i also dont want to dissappoint him. so i'm working hard. hopefully i'll make some nice friends. I'm sure everything will end up okay. the people were nice. I HAVE TO CHILL OUT!
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