Sunday, February 08, 2009

Week 06 of year 2009 on the double bass

1 Feb 2009, Sun: It is orchestra rehearsal day. With the concert date nearing, there will be additional rehearsals on most Sunday afternoons. Prior to the rehearsal, I took time to play through Faure's Apres Un Reve. Afterwhich, during the strings sectional and the orchestra rehearsal, we rehearsed the third and fourth movements of Schumann's First Symphony. I need more practice for the fourth movement.

4 Feb 2009, Wed: There was orchestra rehearsal again. We rehearsed Emily's About E.C.O and the first movement of Schumann's First Symphony. Admittedly, of all the four movements of Schumann's First Symphony, I like the first movement the most. There is a strong sense of enthuasiasm that can be felt when one plays the first movement.

5 Feb 2009, Thu: During double bass lesson, I worked on sight-reading. More improvement is needed. Afterwhich, I took time to practise Berkeley's Introduction and Allegro.

I am thinking if I need respite or a sabbatical from my day job so that I have time to practise, and more importantly, spend time on things that matter more to me.

6 Feb 2009, Fri: I took leave from work. In the morning, I worked on the first page of Emily Koh's About E.C.O.

Afterwhich, I spent some time practising the last section from the fourth movement of Schumann's Fourth Symphony.

The registration for DipABRSM for applicants who wish to sit for the exams from July to September this year will start from 9 Feb 2009 to 27 Feb 2009. I would have to seriously give this a consideration.

Note: I am in such a need for a good physical rest this week that I shall declare Week 7 of year 2009 to be a break from my usual practising routine of at least four times per week. I may just end up playing on fewer days, i.e. during orchestra rehearsal and double bass lesson.


mistipurple said...

i hope you will register, and i wish you good luck in advance!
go for it! nothing to lose. plenty to gain. :)

oceanskies79 said...

Mistipurple: Thank you for your wishes.

I need to find a piano accompanist whom I would feel comfortable playing with first.