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Thursday, June 09, 2005

The most awesome thing about having an English music teacher:

"So there is a semitone between each of the fingers on the cello, right?"
"Semitone! Oh, it's so good to hear that word! I'm so used to hearing my students say 'half-tone' or 'half-step'!"
"Oh! Haha! I get laughed at for saying 'crochet' in this country."
"Well you can say that around here as much as you like."

She physically attended Trinity College of London, which is weird considering I have an ATCL in Speech and Drama.

I have a horrible familiar tendency to tense my shoulders and neck even when I'm playing the cello. Gah. For the next two or three months, I imagine I'll be struggling with that; I hope I overcome it. I'm sure it's possible. When I was a kid, I taught myself not to flare my nostrils while playing the violin by paying attention to my face. I just need to apply the same logic and attention to my upper torso.
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