January 2005

January 27, 2005 14:43

I'm in the middle of trying to buy a bow and I think I've found the one I want. It's a red french made bow with a nice weight distribution and it produce a very bright sound out of my instrument. I even sight read the Beethoven VC with some bows (very slowly of course). I'm pretty sure that this bow is the best.

I read the thing under Laurie's blog about the machine orchestra: very tragic. It's quite rediculous that people would stoop that low. It's almost worth the sacrafice of computer technology to have a poor paying job.

Oh well...

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January 16, 2005 18:14

I was kinda down about not making All-State. My private teacher was quite certain I was going to make it. And when I got in audition room I wasn't even nervous. I did a decent job, not grade A, but grade B playing. I guess 40 other violinist did Grade A work, and about 499 other violinists had grade b work just like me, and didn't make it. Next year, I will, God willing.

But now I'm amazed at one of the new CDs I bought. Brahms VC and Double Concerto with Heifetz and Piatigorsky. Mind-blowing. I thought the Tchaikovsky VC was hard, until I heard the Brahms. It has really inspired me. I want to be play violin professionally.

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