This week I tried something slightly more difficult. I have been having trouble with holding longer notes, like half notes or whole notes. I wanted to choose a slower song this week so that I could practice those. When I am stroking the bow across the strings for more than two counts usually I start to get very shaky, or I begin moving the bow diagonally. This always make the sound squeak or just sound terrible. Choosing this piece to play this week, I think that it has for sure helped me improve holding notes for a longer period of time.
This is my video of me playing ‘Amazing Grace’. I found this song on a Cello Sheet Music site. It is obviously not perfect yet, but this is the LEARNING project, so I’m getting there. I see myself making improvements every week!