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August 25, 2013

I must write this down

so I can remember it on down days...today I took out a piece we did in string orchestra over a year ago, a Mendelssohn string symphony that made me wonder if Mendelssohn had it in for violists. That piece was the bane of my existence that semester. I never did get it in my hands despite spending a lot of time on it, and at tempo? Forget it.

Anyway, I took this piece out because it was a good example of something I was working on, and I read it through and noticed 1) I could read it; 2) I could play it; and 3) it wasn't hard! It wasn't performance-perfect, but only maybe a day or two away. And it was better than the day we performed it.

Wow, this makes me very happy.

Posted by joe positive at August 25, 2013 7:25 PM

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