The snow has come to Atlanta!!!! I’ve been as giddy as a school girl since it started, which, while slightly distracting, has been rather helpful. I’m suppose to find pretty colors in my audition excerpts (I am not kidding!). Not the easiest of things since excerpts are a small part of a piece taken out of context. Think of them as a musical quote. Without context it’s hard to find shapes and color (colors serve as a way of adding layers and musical interest. In a way it’s exactly what it sounds like. Different moods in music bring out different colors associations and phrasing). Not only did I start feeling more secure, but I felt like I was at least starting to find some colors and phrases in the music. I actually felt happy after I finished each excerpt, which is a new feeling. I still expect to be picked apart at my lesson on Monday, but I at least feel like I’ve caught up to where I was at the end of last week before leaving for Florida. I like being happy when I play. I have to say it was a pretty awesome feeling, and I sound pretty darn good!
And since I’m so giddy over the snow here are some pictures for you to enjoy!