September 2007

When lessons go ....... fun!

September 19, 2007 21:05

Tonight was probably the most fun and challenging lesson I've had in awhile. After finishing the requisite C major scale and Yost exercises to warm-up, we got down to the business of having fun. First was a bit of a painful experience getting to know Motzart's Dissonant Quartet. Luckily, since the piece is dissonant, we had some fun making the dissonance happen where it shouldn't. It made me feel alot better that even my teacher got a wrong note and a note or two a bit short :)

Then to the Tangos. About half way through these we were both dancing a bit in place and humming along. After lessons ended, Joel was still singing the Tango. I appologized for getting that piece stuck in his head.

We never did get around to playing Bach.

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Last long summer weekend

September 9, 2007 18:01

After a week of very hard long hours writing some new software, my developer from Isreal and I took a break and went to the coast for some much needed fun away


It has been such a crazy past few weeks, I hadn't had much time to practice until today. I continued on trying Bach's 5th Suite in both standard and scordatura tuning, as well as scales in the key signature in both tunings. As I worked through both tunings, I am starting to prefer this piece in the original scordatura tuning. The chords and double stops are so much simpler and carry a resonance not possible with the standard runing.

Monday begins our new season in the orchestra. Tomorrow night we get to sight read our repetoir for the December concert. I am very much looking forward to seeing old friends again and trying some new music.

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