Sunday, March 9, 2014

one more thing

In a rare let's-play-through-some-stuff mood, I pulled out the lime-green Watson Forbes Bach Cello Suites book and just read for a while. Right off the bat, I noticed how much easier reading is. I mean, I see it, I read it, my brain whispers something in a foreign language to my fingers and there it is, albeit way under tempo. As I played through the gigue from the first suite I marveled at how much easier it was to play in tune (thanks to a smaller viola), and how much easier it is to actually say things with the bow (thanks to my teacher, and bow circles, and fear of failure, and...). But what struck me most of all is how I had absolutely no business playing that piece at last year's recital. That was a terrible choice, really bad.

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