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La Cinquantaine on cello
My progress after 5 months active playing.
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June 9, 2020 - 11:49 am
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Ok, so here it comes. La Cinquantaine from Suzuki cello book 3. No repetitions, it’s long enough without them.

This is first time ever when I'm playing "public". I don't like to be in a spotlight, and I'm very self-critical person. It's huge step for me to post something where I  see some mistakes. I can play this better when there is no camera nearby, it makes me nervous and this is the best what I can do just now. I still want to post this and I’ll take this as a good practice to relax and trust myself.

Sorry about the scratches. When I try to focus to some part I feel some other always fails... It would be better to play this without notes, I do memorize this, so then I would focus better all the nyances. But as I said, the camera bothers me and I might totally forget what I'm doing. My goal is to learn to control my nerves and be able to play in some recital later this year when I can go back to my lessons. 

I think it's still time to move on and go back to this piece later, hopefully with some fresh ideas.


June 9, 2020 - 12:27 pm
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@Ilona theres nothing to be sorry about on this at all, you sounded good.  very nice playing.  i enjoyed listening! thanks for sharing.


June 9, 2020 - 3:29 pm
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Well played I to enjoyed that,

Thank you for posting.



Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

June 9, 2020 - 4:19 pm
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Nicely done!

The Bumblebee Flies!


July 5, 2020 - 2:20 am
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Ilona - that was a joy to listen to!

The only one I don't get nervous playing for is Madmartigan & he's one of my cats!  One other one is too old to care (like my BH) & the third one runs out of the room.

I've rarely played for anyone with this Covid-19 virus - which is terrible.

Please show more!


- Emily


July 5, 2020 - 4:36 pm
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Thank you all!

Now when I have took this first step and posted video here, the second will be easier. It wasn’t so scary at all. 😊

I started 100 days of practice challenge in January, and put some picture or video to my facebook account every day. 100 days has already gone a long ago, but I turned it to 365 days of practice challenge and the day 200 will be after two weeks. I will do some videos for that anyway, so I maybe might post one also here. 

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