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  • Judiann Maddigan

    5 April, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    This week’s pieces are Arran Boat Song and Pamela Bruner’s Afternoon Lullaby. I’ll also try the Kondonassis Level I Warm-up.

    I was dithering whether to drop last week’s piece with the 1-5-8-9-10 patterns. However, Victoria had a great suggestion earlier about making exercises out of small chunks. I’ll give that a try.

    I don’t want to get distracted by this week’s squirrel, The Grenadier and the Lady. I’m blaming @libbyhitch for mentioning it in last week’s thread. It’s all her fault. 😉

    This week’s technique is placing 1-5-8 chords accurately and consistently. When I see them coming up in the next measure, I think “Big stretch!” and then I grab one string too many, making it a ninth instead of an octave. The dissonance makes me cringe 😖. I need to cure that ASAP.