Cello practice this week: not enough

I think I have managed to practice for 2 hours, and haven't added new pieces. I tried a different fingering for GoT, alternating 2nd and 4th position. I am getting more comfortable in higher positions lately.

It's been a busier week than most, meaning less time for side projects. The CEO of the company I work for died in an accident, which has had some repercussions at the job. Also he was a cool guy, so it made me kind of down. Then I bought a new car which has taken up a lot of time and energy. On a positive note, the car will help me get to cello lessons if I decide to start taking some, so it could pay off eventually.


Kooda Loutre · 6 years ago

Hope you get to train again soon. :)

Playing cello always makes me happy, it’s like magic! :o

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I've actually practiced a bit here an there - but not as much as I'd like to. Going to try for at least 10 minutes a day for this week. Wish me luck!

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Continued strength training, my fingers are pretty weak. Did some scales and some jamming. Will work through some pieces next week

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Got back from my cruise, and then was sick for a week. I started retraining my muscles with some basic scales.

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Mostly just jamming, although I went through Think of Me one time.

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More cello practice, Clocks and Game of Thrones...

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Practiced Game of Thrones and Lilium. After so long I was glad that I mostly remembered and kept to the fingering I had been using for Game of Thrones - though I think I need to change some of it. I also found myself using 4th position fairly naturally a couple times on Lilium which I had never attempted before, so playing with different positions is starting to sink in. Band practice didn't happen this week, which was sad.

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More band practice. Some of the songs we used to think worked really well aren't working so well now. Don't know if it's the time away or if we were deaf before when we thought they worked.

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1 hr of GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Well, just two of us. Cool how much came back after a year of not playing those songs.

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Twice through Think of Me and some intensive on the final run section. It's a really fun song to play!

I'm down to one day a week and I'm fine with that for now. My skills probably aren't improving much, but if I miss a one week that becomes 2 and then 3 and then next thing I know I have gone 5 years without playing and lost all of my skills! Let's not let that happen again mkay?

The search for an instructor is currently delayed as stuffs going on lately. Maybe august.

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I practiced Lilium. I am at the point where I think I may be ready to find a teacher. Going to start that process this week.

Played Game of Thrones and Phantom of the Opera for fun. Worked a bit harder on Think of Me, especially the difficult run and high note at the end of the song. Not up to speed there but getting close.

Camping trip and bad sunburn from said trip made it hard to get something for this lol.

Played one song. Today. Yeah. Busy weekend, and sore arms.

Only about 1h, game of thrones and elfen lied.

I've been sick, so only 2 days of practice. Still keeping it going though!

  • More Game of Thrones, although I forgot the perfect fingering I had from last week. I'm kind of struggling. As soon as I find the right fingering again I'm going to write it down. I can play at speed but still with the occasional mistake. Tone quality is still pretty poor on string transitions.
  • Added a few more pop pieces to the roster, I especially like Coldplay's Clocks.

I'm getting a bit boring, just playing game of thrones a little bit each week. I am getting better at it. I mostly kept the fingering I settled on from the previous week, but I find myself gravitating toward higher and higher fingerings so who knows.

2 days of normal practice - still working on Game of Thrones mostly and a few other pieces. Every time I try GoT I use a different fingering. I'm still not positive what I like best, but I think I'm close to pulling out a pencil and making some choices lol.

1 other day of improv trying to figure out some metal chords - unsuccessfully. But it was fun, which currently is the point.

Good thing this log is weekly and not daily!

This past week I've had one day of cello practice, for about an hour. I didn't add any new pieces, just worked on the same ones I have. Going to add at least one more piece this week.

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