March 2005

March 20, 2005 10:57

I get to learn Symphonie Espagnole. I've got the first page down. That's good for a week. Next week I'll get the second page down. There's 21 pages, so that's 21 weeks, about half a year. Wow, that's a lot of time. Maybe I should shoot for two pages a week. Over the summer I could get a lot more done. I usually practice three hours a day during the summer. Right Now I'm practiing maybe three hours a week. Stupid homework. Oh well, Symhponie Espagnole is so awesome. The G minor arpeggio with the major sixth in it is so much fun to play. The hardest part (on the first page) is getting the very beginning in tune. All is have to say is wow, and is Symphonie Espagnole a "Violin Concerto" or what? Could I possibly play it for a concerto competition?

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March 11, 2005 11:55

Well, I've been learning Carpice Vennois by Kreisler over the past 2 weeks and I'm ready to play it for my teacher. Kreisler has changed my views on contemporary composers. They are not all bad as long as they can play violin. Now, I have to get a head start on Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler so that my teacher will get the Bruch VC No.1 in G minor for me.

I have trouble doing my homework. I end up either practicing or playing video games. Why is this? My grades have not suffered much... A, B, B, B, and C. I've been doing all of the homework for the class I have a C in, but not much in the others. If I ddi all of my homework, then I'd end up wasting four hours of my life every night... the way I am currently going... I only waste half an hour to an hour.

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