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Practice Diary: 02/21/22

Today, just for fun, I grabbed my Lord of the Rings book to see if there was anything that I could possibly try to play. I was happy to discover that the beginning of In Dreams looked doable and although it contained a couple of slurs, I had just learned those a few days ago, so I gave it a try!  Not going to lie, it was a disaster at first. Why is cello so HARD?!? Seriously, my neighbors probably thought I was strangling a goose with all the squeaking and squawking going on. Sigh.  So, I took a deep breath, slowed down, and kept trying. One note at a time, then two or three, and then a whole bar, and another. It was still not great but, by the end, I was seeing improvement.  My biggest frustration right now, is that I don’t know how I’m supposed to figure out where to put my fingers on the strings to find the right tone. Most of the time I can find the note but it’s either a little sharp or a little flat. If I hit it right, it’s purely by accident. I had tape on my fingerboard for a l

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