Dotzauer Day 15: Zen and the Art of Consistency in Cello Playing

10 April 2018 Utrecht 'Practise only on days you eat' Shinichi Suzuki Today I am in something of a strange place. I woke up in the wee small hours with a migraine, failed to recognise it as such, so let it run with paracetamol for another hour before I realised I would need something stronger, … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 15: Zen and the Art of Consistency in Cello Playing

Dotzauer Day 10: On the use of the metronome in practice

5 April 2018 Standlake   ‘Keep time! How sour sweet music is when time is broke and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men’s lives. I wasted time, and now doth time waste me’ Shakespeare Richard II Act V Scene V   Bearing in mind what I learned about bow changes … Continue reading Dotzauer Day 10: On the use of the metronome in practice