Hello hello. Yes, I promise I haven't fallen off the face of the planet. I am just suddenly learning what it means to have a full(er) schedule and what a headache it is. I am also butting my head up against the Dallas Community College system and losing miserably, mostly because I just don't have the time or patience left to deal with them at the moment. Anyway, there might be a hiatus lesson-wise ... but hopefully not.
My husband claims that I continue to sound better. I haven't figured that out yet, but I am trying to accept this new status of being a violinist that, if not at all good or skilled yet, at least I am not causing other people pain. Even Moses (my giant orange tomcat) has begun remaining in the room while I play. For awhile, both cats would very quickly vacate the moment they heard the bow touch the strings. I don't blame them. Much. A DOG WOULD STAY HE TOTALLY WOULD. Not bitter.
Anyway so here we go... I owe you guys some videos. I will play (attempt to play) 3 songs today. I hope that you will not have to wear earmuffs, but if you do... don't tell me. Working on the confidence thing.
EDIT: Ok it was going to be three videos... I will upload the third one later. Upload is taking too long :P
First video: Song of the Wind
It is just as true for violin as it is for piano... when you practice it sounds pretty good and then if a camera or a person is in front of you, everything immediately sounds like poo.
Video #2: Go Tell Aunt Rhody