I started this week’s practice on a mission.
Mission: Finger Faster
I’m working on increasing fingering speed for the faster paced movements.
Status: Moderately Passing Grade
Basically, this is going to take practice–a lot of practice, but it is getting faster. I scaled it back and instead of working on all the finger combinations I decided to get one and then move on to the next. At first I thought I would practice two at a time, but I decided with the other skills I’m trying to fine tune that one combination for faster fingering practice was enough for now.
Overall, I am moderately satisfied with the practice thus far. Today really made me happy because my combination fingering went very well. I spent less time stressing on the change of the bow and because of that my brain and fingers were able to just relax and function without too much thought. As a result, when I changed the bow from up to down I didn’t drop the fingering speed or miss the note. I can still use much improvement. I need to go faster, but that will come with time.
Cello practice was okay. It could be better, but I will take the accomplishments as they come, no matter how small they may seem.