Before this summer, I would typically learn only one piece of repertoire in approximately 2 months, but the last 2-3 months I must have played/learned 13 pieces (3 for the Denver workshop, 3 for the camp and about 7 for a cello group I'm playing with).
So now we're going back to drilling down to technique, intonation and bowing - which I'm extremely happy to be doing! A definite relief to go back to technique - I LOVE working on technique, it's just so calming...
G Major Scale (2 octaves)
- My first time learning the G Major in 2 octaves! Now I'll know two 2-octave scales: C Major and G Major! Yaay! :D
- Adam instructed that I do really slow bowing using two clicks, so I'll eventually be able to do 16th notes on one bow. I actually find it easier to do slower bows than fast bows though, but for slow bowing, I'm to focus on consistency of sound and intonation
- We started on shifting (which I've been doing a little bit with Clayton), but now I've "officially" started learning how to shift. Lol!
Long Long Ago
- My main issue again was my bow angles! I started pushing the bow too far out again and not bringing the bow back around in a curve. I wanted to get this recorded by the end of August so we reviewed this piece again.