Practice Journal: Etude Number 1
The Kalmanovitch School of Approaching and not Avoiding the Particular and Often Quite Personal Problems that Precede Practicing the Viola
In music, an étude (after the French “to study”) describes a kind of musical composition that ranges from a technical exercise to a fully developed musical composition. Either way, an étude is aimed at exploring a technical problem, and your performance of it is reflective of your will toward its resolution.
The names of the master teachers whose études…