January 2006

January 12, 2006 07:03

Hmmmm... blogging is not supposed to be stressful, right? How is it that thoughts flow easily at times and are dammed up at others? Evidently others are experienceing similar conditions. Sometimes I must give myself "permission" not to do something, or I feel guilty. I really must work on NOT taking guilt trips. A trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country perhaps, but NOT to where the guilt is.

Got all the music for our next symphony concert. It will be a children's concert and we are playing Peter and the Wolf, a Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and a new piece written by a college cellist in our group. The conductor said that "kids need to know that not all composers are dead". Several professional dancers will perform with us-they received a grant of some kind to work out new choreography.

I am working on ricochet and col legno bowings that are in the Brittin piece. It really flies, so I am struggling to keep up. I received Fischer's Basics book for Christmas and am using his practice exercises to improve those techniques. The fugue at the end of the piece sounds like an orchestra free-for-all, so I'm not sure how perfect I will need to be anyway.

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