It was a really good lesson though coz i now know exactly where my problems are but also what my potential is - which is definitely greater than I would have thought. Now I just need to motivate myself to start practicing 3 times a day and focus on everything he said -rhythm, quality of sound, awareness of my playing, not making screwed up faces everytime i hit a wrong note, etc... I am chuffed though because apparently I am very responsive, and could be a really excellent violinist so long as I take on board what he's telling me.
I went to a Tasmin Little/Martin Roscoe recital on Friday - they played Schubert sonatina, Brahms sonata #3, and the Strauss sonata. It was a lovely concert and the friendly interaction between the two was lovely to watch. It was an intimate concert and I was about 3ft from Ms Little, and really enjoyed the chance to watch her tiny hands racing comfortably all over the instument - I love watching petite people play to see how they play difficult stretches and chords, especially as I have such small hands myself. And I was delighted to see my rock-guitarist boyfriend enjoy his first introduction to live classical music and also recognise the Brahms after hearing it on my cd player a few weeks ago.
Off to practice now. First session of 3 methinks. Have a good day everyone, wherever you are!
so glad i'm finally part of the violinist.com gang, lol. been reading discussions and blogs all summer but only got an academy email last week - before that it was hotmail and i couldn't register! laurie stop been hotmailist!
night all... have a fun day!
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