January 2007

January 16, 2007 06:45

For some reason the MLK Holiday always marks the end of winter for me. I've thoroughly scoured the sales racks at my favorite stores and am now drawn to the Easter egg pastels featured on the mannequins. Those marketing people really have my number. In reality, we have not had winter in Georgia yet-it's been mid 70s forever it seems like and we are setting record highs daily. I am attending a conference in Orlando next week and as I was trying on springy type clothes from my closet to consider packing, I had to turn on the air conditioner! This is the strangest weather we are having in the South.

The Southern Crescent Symphony starts back rehearsals tonight and I look forward to the new music. Our next concert will be an all Beethoven performance and I have not played any of the pieces before. My church orchestra music is easy this month, so the little practice I've put in over Christmas/New Years has been dedicated to scales and etudes. I also enjoy practicing some fairly easy solos w/accompaniment on CD. My intonation is not spot on and playing with these recordings helps me match pitches. Intonation has been the hardest piece of the puzzle for me in learning to play the violin. I don't have Emily's intuition. For those of you who have been playing many years, some of you a life time, are you still constantly making adjustments to play in tune or does there come a time when your fingers just land on the right spot?

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