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jennifer steinfeldt  warren

September 21, 2004 at 3:47 AM

I picked out another school instrument which is a little better. It is a student Suzuki violin. Hm...Well, I have to play in a concert on Thursday using it. Rehearsal tonight showed me where its weaknesses are. Maybe someone can loan me one for the performance. I had a good day. It started out badly, but the rehearsal tonight (minus the crappy sounding violin) made my day worthwhile. I remember....that is why music is essential to me. I actually got some good practice in. I had a lesson (skipped my cello lesson. I don't think I've ever skipped a lesson in my life...but it was necessary...and on the cello, so all things in their place) today which went alright. My teacher wants me to memorize the Ysaye. The fear in my eyes...must have been pretty evident because he explained that I don't have to perform it from memory, just memorize it. When I set out to do that, I think I realized why. There is much I don't know about the piece. Memorizing will be good for me. Also, gave me something to do with it. I've been playing the same music forever...which can be a deterent from practicing some days. ANyhow. Tomorrow is going to be a good day as well. I have decided.:). And on Wednesday a good friend is giving a recital. I'm pumped for her. It is going to be a great program. Bartok. Ysaye. a Ballad I can't remember the name of. Paganini caprice no.16, and the Mendelssohn first movement. It is her first solo recital (I'm impressed that she is doing the program as a freshman. I didn't give my first solo recital until I was a juniour.) Anyhow. May the force be with you all.

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