November 23, 2006 at 1:30 AMI have been very bad. I have been so tired from this long string of gigs that I decided to take a little break (for two days) to rest before the Christmas concerts begin.
The naughtiness falls in the fact that it has turned into more than two days. Except to play/record things for fun, which doesn't count as practicing.
I think my conscience ran away, because I feel no remorse from my minute-ago-decision that today would make day 3 minus practice. That, or this is self-preservation from meltdown. That would make a good Christmas song. The Christmas Melt in Bb.
On the other hand, I've been listening to more music for violin and viola than usual...by a long shot...and enjoying it. How often I do not enjoy listening to classical music. It is such a joy when it becomes a pleasurable activity once again.
I guess it really depends on the instrument for matters like that. The piece really forces me to work on continuous vibrato through the note-changes, differing vibratoes, and intonation in 2nd and 4th positions.
My orchestra packets came today. Four concerts worth of music can be a large stack! Thankfully it is seasonal music and not really challenging stuff!!!
This entry has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.
Violinist.com is made possible by...
Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.