How I've missed this place. Why did I stop writing? Perhaps because through college circumstances, I no longer had students, and it's being a TEACHER that makes this place so great for me. How are you (everyone)??
Recently my shoulder's been giving me problems. I'm changing every aspect of my technique imaginable (my teacher worries perhaps I'm down about this, but really I'm quite happy to be undergoing this change, after all my tendonitis problems). Hopefully it's just my muscles reaction to something vastly different. I had a massage today; very nice. Bit stiff again though, so I think I'll take the next few days off. *sigh*
Currently working on Paganini 13, Tchaik Meditation (1st of the 3 book songs--Melodie is the 3rd one, the famous one), Ravel's pavane pour une infante defunte (has a disappointing (to be nice) piano arrangement that has nothing to do with the orchestral original--I have commisioned a friend to write a better one) scales, and overall note by note playing just to work on my bow arm. Also, a Brahms string quartet that I am sight reading tomorrow, haven't a clue what it is (but, of course, have had the music for a week), and a Vaughan Williams quartet with another group (we tried this with a flute and string trio--it didn't work out). Did I also mention the Mozart flute quartet I'm doing? All movements? AND... lol sorry. Really there is more. Orchestra. Ravel Introduction and Allegro for quartet and orchestra... (BEAUTIFUL), Britten Simple Pieces (which are not simple), Mendol String Orch No 10 (?)... etcetera :) OK long list. No wonder my shoulder hurts!
I've begun jazz piano at the beginning of this year as well.. =) (jazz violin isn't as acceptable abroad...)
So.. anyway... my head hurts now. :-P Again I hope you all are doing wonderfully and will speak to you soon (leave comments if you've actually read to the end of this!!! lol)
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