Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Minors

In yesterday’s lesson we made it through to the end of the final piece in Book Three.  This Bach Bourree is beautiful, but it will take me a few more weeks to get it up to snuff.  Bourree Two (the piece is two back to back Bourrees) is a minor variation on Bourree One – […]

The Pros and Me

Last night Michael asked me, in the sweetest way possible, what it is that Teacher and (since we were listening to the Suzuki CD) folks like William Preucils do that I can’t do that makes their playing sound so good.  My immediate reply, conjuring the unsupported-by-research figure of Malcolm Gladwell, was, “Thousands of hours of […]

Perfection: The Enemy of the Good

I practiced yesterday, but only for about 45 minutes.  My long day at work kept me from it until after 7 pm, so I decided to play for a few minutes while Michael was making dinner.  I’m not much into playing after 8 pm – it seems that the earlier in the day I play […]