Seitz and More

The new Seitz movement – the First of the Fifth Concerto – is difficult, but also quite fun to work on.  Last week’s lesson took me just a little over halfway through it.  The section I started last week brought a shift from D Major to E Major – my first time working in the key.  It’s not a formal key signature change, rather the work is done with accidentals.  There’s also another position shift for me, and the rhythm and bowing are tricky.  It’s a catchy and triumphant-sounding piece, though the accompaniment makes it sound whimsical.

I’m feeling too as if my brain is exploring thinking musically with a bit more complexity these days.  I don’t know exactly how to describe it, but I hum music often, and my humming is taking on some interesting compositional characteristics.  I also think more about improvisational add-ons to the music I’m playing – I don’t know how to do them, but they occur to me.   Overall, I just feel I’m becoming more musical.

The past couple of weeks have been stressful as we’ve undertaken a hunt for real estate; my blogging brain has definitely been impacted.  It’s been tough (good problems to have, overall), but I might have something concrete to report quite soon – then the real stress of moving will start!

Thanks for reading.

Ryan

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