Third Week

Unfortunately, there were a lot of things that I could not get to this week. For example, I couldn’t see Mr. Meyer’s rehearsal with Instrumental Ensemble, and I didn’t get to go to my father’s rehearsal. Therefore, it was a slower week. However, I made immense progress on my studies of Mozart’s Symphony No. 39. I still have to make posts about No. 36 and No. 38, but this has been a good week to work on intense score studying. Also, I had my second big meeting with Mr. Meyer yesterday about the progress I have made so far, and about the questions I had throughout watching him rehearse both the In The Pocket Advanced Ensemble and the Instrumental Ensemble from last week. I talked to him about a comment that he made about non-wind instruments, where he said that the breaths that wind instruments take should match up with breaths (in this case, breaks or silences) for non-wind instruments because the ensemble can make more of a cohesive sound through this. He explained to me that even though the ensemble was just going through scales and warmups, they could still play as musically as they would if they were playing an actual piece of music. Overall, this has been a good week, but it could have been better. My next post will probably be about Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, so stay in tune for that!