Saturday, May 24, 2008
A break: Week 19 and 20 of year 2008 on the double bass
A few weeks ago, I had declared to take a break from practising on the double bass on weeks 19 and 20.
The only times when I had played on the double bass on these weeks were:
4 May 2008, Sun: I practised two short studies. Afterwhich, I continued to practise the first movement from Dittersdorf's Second Concerto. The goal was to improve intonation and articulation.
15 May 2008, Thu: It had been a long while since I had practised on the double bass. It felt comforting to be able to play on a double bass during my double bass lesson. There was no double bass lesson on the previous week. For this week, I continued to practise the first movement from Dittersdorf's Second Concerto. I strived for better tone quality and articulation for much of the lesson today.
During the two weeks period, my double bass was at the Luthier for repair. I realised I had missed it on many occasions. I'm glad that it is back now.