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  1. Really liked Lynn Harrel. His Hadyn in C is one of my favorite versions.
  2. I have learned and tried all three (3) scale systems to some extent or another. My last two teachers (from years and years ago) both preferred Galamian. So....I only use Galamian now. Here are some takeaways from my daily routine lately. Keep in mind, I am not a professional, semi-professional, or anything close. I do teach young children and play in a few groups regularly. I practice scales every day. But I do not practice them in a consistent routine like playing all 12 major keys non-stop. The way I do them... 1. Every other day, I play all 12 major keys non-stop. 2. I routinely have one major concerto that I am always trying to polish up. So, on alternate days, I practice scales in the key of that piece. I do 2 octaves, 3 octaves, and 4 when the piece requires it. I also do octaved scales and tenths. Then I like to do arpeggios. 3. On days that I am not practicing a concerto, I practice short pieces. Those days are the ones that I am just playing through three octave scales. The problem that I am having is that I tend to prefer D-major With so much more time on my hands lately, I find myself practicing a lot more. I also see myself practicing haphazardly. So I say to you, the OP, just make sure you have a system and keep it on lock down (no pun intended). You are a student and this is your thing. Music is only my outlet and I work in my main profession from home, so I can get away with haphazard practicing.
  3. Watched this Last night! Thanks for posting this Rue! EVERYONE should watch this on PBS. Its free. Download the app.
  4. Facts are facts. COVID-19 pandemic is serious. I'm not saying that we need to confine ourselves to our homes 100%. As human beings, we need the elements (ie: sun, air, etc.). We need supplies. We need food. These are things that we can get and should not panic for. BUT, if we practice social distancing, we can indeed slow down the spread and nature (with help from science) will stabilize the situation. Critical infrastructure must be saved during this time. We must also exercise economic caution because too much (individual and government) spending, or not enough spending, will have lasting effects well after the pandemic stabilizes and subsides. I am not conservative nor liberal. I am both. We need to bail out families, but we also need to bail out some critical big companies. For example, lets say we have 10 major airlines. The government fails to bail them out right now. Lets say half of those airlines cannot survive afterwards. We as the consumer will get hit with higher prices for air travel as a result. We are all connected. Socially, economically, emotionally, etc. Apathy is never the answer.
  5. Omg. CARDIO! What a great reference! So funny! and yes, Korean zombies are weird. Have you seen train to bus Pusan? They are crazy athletic zombies.
  6. Omg. CARDIO! What a great reference! So funny! and yes, Korean zombies are weird. Have you seen train to bus Pusan? They are crazy athletic zombies.
  7. Ok. This sounds really interesting. I will start wtaching.
  8. I am Korean and tend to stay away from K-drama. You say the King is a zombie? The queen is copulating with a zombie? Gross.
  9. Am I missing something? Last time the OP posted anything on this forum was February 15, 2010... Anyways, I would rather have the problem with a loud instrument than a muted instrument. Just learn the play it and adjust.
  10. It is not the issue of whether it should be discussed. The issue is that in this forum, as well as many others, we have "internet warriors" who think that they are experts in all things beyond music, as well as within the forum topics. Misinformation and interpretations of misinformation is dangerous. I love this forum, but I have been hesitant in posting often because of a few select individuals who seem to know everything. I understand that this occurs everywhere, but by limiting threads and issues to the actual topic at hand, it can eliminate some unnecessary drama. Am I wrong?
  11. In regards to COVID-19 and its global effects on all life, not just arts, I think it wise to live to fight another day. Humans are masters at rebuilding. We are resilient. As it pertains to the arts...I know that this might sound sacrilegious relative to some of my comments regarding honoring the classics and the institutions of classical music...but perhaps this pandemic is our chance to really bridge that generational/technological gap and try online productions. My church, and several other churches around the U.S. began live-streaming worship using a skeleton crew. I vaguely remember an internet orchestra on youtube supported by the LSO. If we are forced to stay at home, might as well practice, post, listen and watch from the safety of our homes? Lastly, even if anyone here is a medical doctor, or some medical professional, I'm not really sure debating the science of medicine and the technicalities of coronavirus in is really productive.
  12. OMG this is so funny! And....I feel so old for understanding the reference...
  13. Does there need to be more? Just kidding. To me, DuPre brought about a little bit of "rock and roll" to classical music. She was part of an era that brought upon some notable musicians and her passion kind of rose above many. That is just my opinion.
  14. Just an FYI, when my family was helping my grandparents prepare for their future, part of purchasing a burial plot as a couple involved choosing amongst some standard gravestone writings. They simply chose "beloved [insert spouse designation]" because to list children, etc, would just make it look too busy. Perhaps Barenboim and DuPre did this as well? Who knows? I don't necessarily agree with how either party behaved towards the sanctity of marriage, but like I said, I choose to be tolerant of the times and celebrate DuPre's musical legacy. It is good that we discuss these things but her musical legacy should not be overlooked.