@Grandpafiddle - found a great YouTube site to watch/listen to a wide variety of music played on the Viola there at "Viola Revolution" - too bad the left hand is out of view on all of those videos. 😞
...I left a comment there about it.
Did you decide on a twilght piece to try?
...couldn't resist. (lol)
I should know better than to leave practicing until evening. I just can't do it right. Afternoons, when I'm fresher go much better. Still got my hour in tonight playing Dawning of the Day, Song from a Secret Garden, Amazing Grace, Sound of Silence, Ashokan Farewell, Danny Boy, Scales, and Improv. With the emphasis on Danny.
Absolutely. I practise in the afternoon. My teacher practises in the mornings.
When she was in college practising 5/6 hours a day, you had to begin in the morning. Perlman says never practise more than 4 hours a day. But at that rate, to be able to take any breaks, you pretty much have to begin in the mornings.
I think my ideal would be 3 hours a day, although practically it doesn't amount to that at the moment. But if I could only do one hour's practice before lunch, that would make it much easier for me to arrange the rest of my day.
(I have the specific problem that I have a lifetime of insomnia and a 40-year habit/hobby of reading foreign languages, so my mornings are real slow, and all I do is drink coffee and read while my brain is still "fresh", and I can't really achieve anything else. I was very lucky to be a civil servant on flextime with the ability to do a week's work in an afternoon, lol. I have been planning for 20 years to retire from reading at the age of 60, but of course the culture change is difficult)