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It’s all in how you look at things…

After 20+ years of wearing glasses and contact lenses, I finally took the big jump last week and had LASIK. I say”finally” like I just up and walked into the clinic and said “slice my corneas open and wiggle that … Continue reading

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Movies with abs and BSG…

In case you were wondering what I’ve been up to these days – the title of this post says it all. I mean, really, what else is there? # Well for starters we had our first orchestra rehearsal of the … Continue reading

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Next concert: Music-a-thon July 2nd in Seattle Center! Come support the band!

I’ll be playing with the rest of the Rainbow City Orchestra in the Music-a-thon in downtown Seattle on Saturday July 2nd. The music-a-thon will be held at Fisher Plaza at 4th Avenue and Denny Street in Seattle, across the street … Continue reading

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Balancing Brandenburg and Happy Farmer, or How I Got Into This Mess

And what a strange, crazy trip it’s been! A cello friend asked how it was possible for me to be working on both Bburg (aka The First Movement of Brandenburg Concerto #5) and Happy Farmer (Suzuki 1). I realize that … Continue reading

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Cough, cough. Boo

Just in time for Seattle’s long delayed spring, I caught a cold. The last few days I’ve been spending far too much time doing this to get to my keyboard for any length of time: But I’m on a brief … Continue reading

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Friday Cello Video: Tuning to a Reference Pitch

In the real world, electric tuners are awesome, convenient, wonderful, etc. but batteries die (or if you’re like me, the whole tuner gets forgotten by my practice chair) and knowing how to tune without the help of the box is … Continue reading

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The mid-to-lo strings sub-sectional

Since the strings section (feels a little premature to call us an orchestra at this point) will be playing at a benefit auction in two weeks, a couple of extra rehearsals are in order. Tonight we had an optional that … Continue reading

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