March 2006

March 28, 2006 10:35

Happy Spring to all - even though I enjoyed Danielle's photo of the snow, I am ready for some warm weather. It has been unseasonally cold here in Georgia. LIFE has kept me busy. My father-in-law passed away a few weeks ago and my husband has been so sad. In a weak moment I went out and bought a puppy to cheer him up. I have been the one to nix the new dog idea the last few years, so this was a big commitment for me. Needless to say, Baxley has been a tremendous joy to both of us, and yes, he is Trouble with a capital T. But oh so cute.

Our community symphony will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto in F Major (with a student competition winner) and Wagner's Siegfried's Idyll at the next concert. Neither piece is too difficult for me and I am really enjoying rehearsals. My church orchestra is gearing up for Easter and the string quartet will play for the Good Friday service. This music is killing me! On paper it doesn't look too hard, but the key signatures are tough and the second part sounds "minorish" if that's even a word. I have no pitches to match and am struggling with intonation. I have resorted to placing my transparent dots back on the fingerboard to help me stay in tune. It doesn't take much for a fairly new adult player to lose confidence. Any suggestions?


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