March 9, 2007 at 3:24 PMWell....suiting up for another symphony weekend. As much as I complain, you know I love it :). I worked like crazy on contact point last night, trying to get the Liszt first and last page to a point where I'll not be embarrassed...and intonation for the slurred arpeggios. Even had some time left over to work on teh Mozart duo. A friend and I are going to play it together, maybe regularly, I don't know. We're meeting to try it out on the 15th, though. I feel like my viola is sloppy again. I changed out the C string and it was worse, and so put the original string back on (Obligato). I tried different things with my posture and bow arm and I just think that the MAJOR climate change in the recent month has messed with my viola. It is like the difference between playing waves of sound (a,d,g) and then beaching up on the gritty, dull sand (c).
THe glue is coming off of my crack on teh violin, so it is plausable. I will have to take them both into the shop on Monday. I'm hoping that with a clean fresh set up on the viola, the C string won't be so impossible. I want to make a good impression on her with my viola skills.... :). (Mozart K.V.423).
Happy weekending, all! I'm packing my food. Staying an extra day than usual because my mom is coming with me (the concert should be good) and unlike me, she doesn't wish to drive home after the concert, arriving home around 1 a.m. :0.
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