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Mendy Smith

Last long summer weekend

September 10, 2007 at 1:01 AM

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.

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on September 10, 2007 at 9:53 AM
Did anything develop with the developer?
From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on September 10, 2007 at 11:37 AM
What a beautiful picture! Where is it? (Not in Israel, right, the developer is just from there).

Have fun at your rehearsal. That's interesting that your orchestra doesn't have a concert until December. The community orchestra I just joined the viola section of has a concert in November (that I will have to miss for work) and then one in December about a month later. I'm glad there are two, so I won't have to miss the entire experience this fall. But then again, if they just had the first one in December like yours does, I wouldn't have to miss it at all :)

From Mendy Smith
Posted on September 11, 2007 at 4:22 AM
Jim, you are too funny! No, he is a vendor of mine.

Karen, that was taken just south of Cannon beach on the Oregon coast.

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on September 11, 2007 at 7:05 AM
Don't tell me he didn't try to do some vending. I know better.
From Mendy Smith
Posted on September 12, 2007 at 5:19 AM
Jim, the only vending was professional. This was just a well needed break and some good honest fun after many long days and alot of hard work. Granted, he is nice to see, but work is work and it must remain that way.

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