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November 1, 2004 at 7:44 PM

Had a lesson today - went well. My teacher is impressed by how well i've learnt my kreutzer exam study but still wants me to really improve the intonation to an even higher level. My biggest problem he says is maintaining a decent sound and straight bow and not playing over the finger board every time i see something difficult... My co-ordination is a little dodgy aswell so I've to keep up the metronome practice. He said the Dvorak sounds really good, just have to think about bow distribution more and using a little more bow. Main thing is to get seriously cracking on all my double stop scales, esp 3rds, and to work out the rhythm and main melody of the Bach Gminor sonata adagio. Though i'm not allowed to play the chords yet until the rhythm is perfect. i don't mind - i love starting new pieces and going about it a methodical way so i can learn it perfectly (well as close as possible) sounds logical to me. Have a concert next week - Brahms #1, Rach pagannin variations, and meyer brahms homage - interesting piece. But unluckily my concert is the same night as Marc's birthday which is a bummer. But i guess i just have to make the most of it and take him out after and buy him lots of Jack Daniels, and some really good pressies. At least he isn't too bothered, even says he'll come along to the concert, babe that he is. :-) anyway off home to crash out, and watch the second half of Immortal Beloved that i borrowed from the library today - makes a change from Friends!!
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