First, I think I should start by saying that I am no longer taking lessons from the person discussed in my last post. I got an e-mail that evening saying that he was no longer willing to teach me. I haven’t said a thing to him. I simply dropped a check in the mail. I was done. By Friday I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I thought I would take the weekend off of practicing, but getting ready for a concert Saturday evening got me motivated to get up early and practice. I probably would have even practiced on Sunday, but I fell while running Sunday morning, and ended up with bruised hands.
Monday brought me back to getting ready for the next audition. I’m going back to what helped me win auditions in the past. I know how I work, and I know what I need to do to win the audition. Maybe the fact that I’m not so stressed out all of the time will help.
Here’s a little work I did on the 1st page of the Mendelssohn violin concerto. Other than 2 spots where I apparently changed the rhythm slightly it’s not bad.