Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The fingers remember!

Today I had orchestra rehearsal. It was this evening that I once again play on the double bass after last playing on a double bass on 10 Sep 2008. Amazingly, after a break of two weeks, my fingers remember.

Before the orchestra rehearsal and during the rehearsal break, I was playing through the second movement of Dittersdorf's Second Concerto for Double Bass and the first movement of Dragonetti's Concerto in A major. It was simply amazing how the fingers somehow unconsciously know where to place themselves and without too much conscious effot, I was playing those two movements. There were glitches yet there was a sense of spontaneity and ease with the playing. I love the feeling.

Today, I've got to learn that the orchestra is likely to play "Autumn" and "Winter" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons for its 30th anniversary concert next year. I'm looking forward to play them!

Meantime, for this evening's rehearsal, the orchestra rehearsed Smetana's The Moldau and Schumann's First Symphony. I quite like the rehearsal.

Having taken a break in Australia last week has done me good. Many thanks to my friends in Australia who have taken time to catch up with me and to show me about.


mistipurple said...

my fingers have forgotten from lack of practice.

eastcoastlife said...

Glad to see you back to practise. :)

I was hoping to read posts n your travel.

pinkie said...

Will fingers really forget? But it's just 2 weeks for you :)

Doreen said...

Mine too have forgotten. Haven't play for so many years.

oceanskies79 said...

Misti: Maybe you could try your fingers on a simple piece that you had used to play frequently in the past. You may be surprised that your fingers may still remember some of the things.

eastcoastlife: For your sake, I had managed to rush out one post. Please be patient meantime.

Pinkie: I don't know. I have not studied fingers in detail. ;)

Doreen: Like I have said to Mistipurple, start with a simple piece that you had played frequently in the past. You may be struck by an experience that somehow while your mind thinks that the piece of music is not that familiar, your fingers may actually remember!