Teacher e-mailed me a few days ago and begged forgiveness for canceling this week’s lesson. She’s got a gig in the far suburbs all week and has to be there early. I haven’t really skipped any lesson weeks until now – we’ve moved days a few times, but have always managed to get one in.
As it is, it’s a good time for it musically. I still feel pretty new to all three of the Bach minuets I’m working on, especially the third one. I’ve got it memorized, more or less, though I don’t have all the bowing/fingering down perfectly. They are a lot of fun to play, and numbers two and three especially take a while to get through, so it’s easy for me to just play away the minutes. I’m happy to have some more time with them before cramming something else into the brain and fingers. Maybe I will actually have time to explore dynamics.
On the subject of my playing, yesterday Michael ran into a neighbor and they chatted about my musical contribution to our floor here in the building. Neighbor paid me a compliment, and seemed impressed that I’ve moved onto some “Beethoven” minuets. I asked Michael if he corrected him – Bach was dead two decades before Beethoven was born, after all. He did not.
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