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Karin Lin

July 2, 2005 at 5:43 AM

Well, that's kind of a disappointing discovery. Good day at work = not-so-good violin lesson.

I think it's because Virginia makes violin playing such a left-brained activity. We analyze everything in tremendous detail, figuring out exactly why doing this makes this sound. It's effective, because I'm such an analytical person. But after a day of heavy concentration at work, I was just too tired to think. I didn't want to figure out how all my arm joints need to coordinate their movements to get my bow going in a straight line. I didn't want to practice passages repeating each note nine times---I couldn't even count to nine without tremendous effort. I guess, I just really didn't want to work any more. ;-)

Fortunately, I've developed the habit of taking copious notes during my lesson. After a good night's sleep, I'll be ready to make the most of the long weekend.

From Dan Winter
Posted on July 2, 2005 at 5:55 AM
I had the exact same thing happen to me at my lesson on wednesday. It's pretty crappy, eh?

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