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John Chew

Summer Vacation

July 26, 2006 at 12:45 AM

I woke up early and went to a diner in my neighborhood to have breakfast. I brought with me "Violin Playing as I teach it" by Leopold Auer, and read a chapter about left hand technique as well as the first chapter "How I studied the violin" over coffee. I was so inspired that I rushed home and grabbed my violin and headed to a practice room at a college near where I live. I stayed there for three hours playing through scales, and Suzuki pieces. It felt really good to have that intensive time. After getting home and resting I practiced for another 30 minutes.

I'm thinking that if I keep up this regiment that I will be done with Suzuki Book 2 by end of the summer and will also have worked on a multitude of technique issues.

The other thing I'd like to do is to join the 92nd street Y and swim 3-4 times a week.

From Karin Lin
Posted on July 26, 2006 at 5:24 AM
Thanks for the book recommendation, John. I've wondered if these technique books are worth the money and time, and now I will try this one.
From Christina C.
Posted on July 26, 2006 at 6:01 PM
If you can get to the 92nd St Y for swimming I sincerely hope you're also getting there for their chamber music concerts. There's some seriously awesome players that do that series.

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