Sunday, February 9, 2014

the more you know

In keeping with the garbage practice week, was a garbage lesson today. Not that the lesson itself was garbage, I was just really down on my playing. My teacher found so many things to pick apart, and they were all valid. Over the past year - and especially the past few months - I feel I've learned so much. I have more control over what kind of sound I make; I'm more comfortable out of first position; I read a lot better; I use the bow better; I have some vibrato; blah blah blah. And yet, my intonation is off, my wrist is too stiff, I can't play fast. I'm stuck in adult-learner land, plodding away, maybe stuck in the same spot, playing baby pieces forever.

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