14th and 15th Cello Lessons

May 25, 2009 jeansdream

Starting the class after next, I’ll change my cello schedule from weekly to every 2 weeks. This will give me more practice time before the lesson. Hopefully I won’t be feeling so “beat up”. Last class I told my teacher, “Somehow I played this song better at home …” and my teacher said, “I heard that from every other students. HHm!” I was just telling the truth.

I have started doing shifting. It’s less mystical than I originally thought. The technique is not very unnatural for me – I find it quite easy to do – but that’s probably because I don’t care if I am right on the note now – and the note after I shift isn’t too much off from the other notes I play normal… sometimes it’s dead on, sometimes it’s a little off. (That says a lot about how “well” I play.) :X

This week’s exercises 1) G major scales – 2 octives (with shifting on the last 3rd note) 2) the first half of Minuet No. 3 by J. S. Bach.

My confidence index (out of 10): 2.

This week, I would definitely blame the lab technician who drawn blood from both of my arms yesterday, and gave me one bruised right arm, and 2 red pea-sized needle marks on my left arm. I practiced for 20 minutes today and my arms and left shoulder were tired already. I bet my teacher can’t say “I heard that…” anymore – yay! 🙂

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kempton  |  May 25, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Every other week may be the way to go. No point turning something fun to stressful and not fun.

    “I heard that from every other students. HHm!” ha ha. your teacher might be mean. Or your teacher might simply be stating the obvious as performing in front of a teacher is like performing for a competition under stress.

    P.S. Blaming lab technician is a new one. 🙂 Have fun.

    • 2. Jean  |  May 26, 2009 at 10:30 pm

      Fighting!! 🙂


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