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Just a bit of Bach
Prelude from Cello Suite No. 2 (on viola), live in a parking lot
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AndrewH
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One of the best ways to minimize arm soreness after an injection is to move the arm as much as possible in the hours immediately afterward.

So on Friday I brought my viola with me when I went to get my second COVID shot, got the shot in my right arm, and immediately after exiting the building I pulled my viola out of the car and played straight through the first two Bach cello suites under a tree in the parking lot. Might as well make it an excuse to play, right? It's been a while since I've tried to "perform" anything live without stopping. (Even my trips out to the river, where passers-by on the bike trail and people boating or fishing nearby can hear me, are very much practice sessions.)

I was using my phone as a paperweight because it was a windy day, but decided to record the Prelude from the second suite in the middle of that play-through. It's not the best of performances at all; I rushed a lot and misread notes. But I don't think it's terrible considering it's a single-take recording of something I'm very much still working on.

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@AndrewH -

Not unusual for me to wake up with pain every night, but it was so nice to find your performance, loop it and listen several times through. 

I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it - helped keep my mind in a better place! 

Seems everyone I know has had a few issues with the 2nd covid injection, so hope playing your viola helps keep them to a minimum for you today. 

Thanx for sharing this, Andrew! 

 

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Thank you Andrewh. I enjoyed listening to this. I, also, enjoyed being able to watch the fingering fairly close-up. Thank you, again for sharing your playing. I think it was a "shot in the arm" for us all to hop to, and get playing.

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sounds good as usual @AndrewH ...i like the outside videos youve been doing.

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I like the sound of instruments outside, great playing, cant be faulted.

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Well played Andrew,

Thanks for posting.

 

Mark

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This is so nice! 👍🏻 I like this a lot, I think this prelude is my favourite of them all. Thank you so much for posting this!

Ps. I got my first vaccine couple of weeks ago, and I just asked them to put it on my thigh because I had a recital next day and I didn’t want to take any risk of my arm being too sore to play... It was a very good choice, I will do the same with the second injection too. 

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