After last night’s epiphany, I really flew through that piece. And it happened after I had already put the viola away for the night. I did well, said to myself, “Okay cool, I’ve got some ground covered,” and put the thing away thinking that I’d made some progress. Then, I looked at the clock, saw that it was only 7pm, and asked myself, “Well, if I’m making progress, then why did I STOP?”
Back out it comes.
And *wham!* comes the realization of what I was doing that made that piece a lot easier. I whipped through it by the time I was really ready to put it away at 8pm. I’m even using my 3rd finger better thanks to that little trick a few nights ago with the sharpie.
When in doubt, just play.