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jennifer steinfeldt  warren

June 26, 2004 at 7:20 PM

Today has had a pleasant beginning, complete with practicing abilities, leisurely editing, comical cleaning, and a lunch with mother in law soon. I have started a practice journal. I already keep meticulous records of every minute I practice and count and record and compare hours and times...but I wanted something where I could write down what is giving me problems where, and things I notice about technique...and just as importantly...how I am practicing. What is motivating me, inspiring me, and notes to myself about what I want or need to listen to, record, or ponder. I will make myself read the previous day's log before each new practice day. In doing this, I have discovered many things. Flaws in my playing that have crept back over the year and issues with my instrument and bow...and overall mental stamina and growth and shortcomings. I highly recommend doing this. If it isn't helpful in the way it is intended to be, it will at least focus your attention on, well, itself and where it comes from. Anyhow. I'm longwinded today. May the meteorites not crash through my roof and kill my violin today. That is all I ask.
-Jennifer Warren

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