Today I practiced very well. I’m determined to do Wednesday’s audition & the June 21st concert w/o a page turner. They mess up & get in the way more often than not. I’ll need to copy things & paste the music together in a way that works.
I’m feeling a much greater sense of responsibility for my work (practicing, rehearsing, performing) now that I don’t have a “real” job. Every practice session, every rehearsal & every performance feels more important. No excuses (not that I was phoning it in up til now) like running out of time.
I added fingerings even to music that I can sight read. Everything sounds so much better when you give it some attention. And the second you start looking @ it w/an eye to finding why it was written that way, ideas just jump off the page, demanding to be realized.
When I went out later, I was disappointed that the store in the most convenient location was out of today’s NY Times. I’m still on crutches, so it’s not like I can easily shop around. And it makes NO sense to pay for a cab in order to find a paper. The store is reserving Sunday’s Times for me, so I’ll get to read it tomorrow. : )
Speaking of crutches, my hands & arms are bruised from using them. I’m ready to ditch them, but that’s probably not a good idea quite yet…