Had another violin lesson yesterday after work with Margie. Played through the first movement of the Wieniawski again, and at the end the second movement. All is good, I still have to work on intonation, phrasing, shifts, and most of all, fingered octave runs – argghh!! Who invented that 🙂
One thing Margie suggested was that I set up some goals or performance goals to work towards. I guess that would help, at the moment, it’s just learning pieces without having to perform them, and so I don’t end up polishing them off totally. Hmm… I’ve thought of entering the local comps (Freo and Joondalup and Perth Eistedfodd, North of Perth, etc) this year, but I have a feeling I’m way too old now..
Anyways, it was good – I think I’ll now start learning the Bach G minor (I looovve the Fuga) and start on some Paganini Caprices. I have to tackle No. 16 again, I had a go years ago before I stopped violin lessons, but I think I need to start tackling the Caprices to solidify more advanced violin techniques further.
Makes me think that Su and I should get some lindyhop privates 😉