June 21, 2005 at 1:58 AM
Well, I have decided that sometimes it isn't so much that I'm having a bad playing day, it is more like a dis-cernation day. Perception off balance somehow. Body misaligned somehow. That kind of playing feeling like the bow is just one rosin chunk, so sticky and still not getting sound all the way, scratching, and everything sounds so rough and unpolished. Later in the day I returned and everything was different. This is a regular thing. I don't know if I should be damning some part of my technique, or just not trusting the way the violin feels in my hands and sounds in my ears. Anyway. I refused to give up and, even though I felt totally insensitive musically, made myself keep going over passages until they felt semi-seductive...
I realized that I'm eating chips the second time in a row writing a blog. This has got to stop before it turns into a bad habit....
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