October 19, 2005 at 4:29 AMIt's not fair. I thought I was done, finished, I thought I was home-free, but NO! Cross country I going on for 2 more weeks >:-( I used to enjoy it, but now I'm at the point where I just want it to END. I thought that this week, I would have all afternoons after school to practice for my master class, but NO. To counter this unfortunate event, I have arranged to practice 1.5 hours before school in or around the orchestra room. Jab and uppercut, take that cross country! You can't keep me from my one true love and you know it. I finally got a chance to practice with the accompanist tonight and I found myself focusing too much on the meshing of the two parts and not enough on the musicality. The first time through was not good. My teacher had me start it over and relax (can you believe it?) and it was so much better! I just hope I'll be able to play like that come master class. I'll be practicing feverishly in all the free time until the master class (Friday), so you won't be hearing from me until then. Wish me luck!
And >shock<, relaxing made you sound better? ;)
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