Thursday, August 14, 2003
Tired Fingers and Tapping Feet
Ah, that was fun. Nice to be back at Patrick's session again. It's been over a year since I've been there, and I've missed playing tunes with everyone. My hands even lasted pretty well. I played mandolin the whole time and they didn't really start getting sore until the end. (I had my fiddle there just in case, though.) I don't feel like I've been practicing much recently, but I guess that Bach piece has been a good workout to keep my hands in shape. I enjoyed the speed we played at most of the time, too. In the past sometimes it's been too slow for me, but tonight it felt about right. Not so slow as too be boring, but it still gave me a bit of breathing room to think about playing harmony and whatnot (which I need to work on more) rather than simply trying to keep up. So it was a good evening. I'm going to try to start going there more often, like I used to.