March 2006

March 26, 2006 06:40

Posting audio files now? Cool! I have to contribute at least once to that. We just moved so I don't have anything so very recent. I'll post a home recording of a quartet I am writing. I had to record cello parts on a second viola part, but it is still fun to do.

I have a rehearsal today for the Handel-Halvorsen. I wrote the part out for myself the first time around because I couldn't find the viola part and consequently, transposed most of it an octave higher then the regularly performed part. So I learned it all wrong. That's o.k., though, because it sounds less-nasty in that regester.

I love the C string!!!

I'm listening to Wozzeck. Not so sure if that is what I need 5 minutes after rolling out of bed on a Sunday. K. Vitali Chaconne..much better. David Oistrakh. Now I need to make some tea or coffee and I'll be set. The cat has taken to waking me with full facials in the morning so I'll feed her. I keep telling her she won't starve, I fed her before retireing...but then she just licks or bites my earlobes.
You know I like it, though.

Trying not to get an injury, what with the double time practicing and larger instrument. I'm taking viola lessons to make sure I play with proper viola technique, but it is still a feat for the body, even if I do sit down to practice.

I found my Fishman pickup when we moved!!! Yay!!
JW

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Back in Town

March 23, 2006 23:24

Hey guys. Every few months I get an itch to get active on this site again. We just completed a move from Nashville to Murfreesboro in order to be within walking distance of campus. Our cars both breathe deep sighs of relief, and our pocketbook will, after deposits are said and done with.

Many things have upended this year, and there have been wonderful opporitunities and growths. The best of the moment is that I'm developing a viola habit. Along with lessons and a planned recital. It should be a great one, with violin and viola in harmony...no hissing between them in the case...
Friends are coming from all over to play with me, so it is exciting.

Off to bed and to coax the kitties out from under it. They are "adjusting".

Sals,
JW

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