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Don't read of you don't like violin-related rants.

I cannot make it sound right. It is driving me insane.
Beriot concerto ops 109 in A minor.......really, really fantastic piece, CANNOT play it correctly.....I'm playing it for a competition on May.....I have gotten some form of a commended certificate in this competition for SEVEN years running. Last year was meant to be my year. I worked so so so hard, but I had a cold on the day and could barely get the notes off the strings, never mind play it well.
It's not even a very prestigious competition. It's a relatively small feis, but the standard is high enough. High in terms of kids who are good at music but not going to be professional musicians, most of the time.
I love this piece, and I WILL and MUST make it stunning.
I know its not all about winning, but this year, I am not intersted in second place. and if I get a another commended I will tear it to pieces. I'm not normally this competitive, but this competition has been like a slap in the face for the last seven years. Every year, its been like I'm ok, one of the better ones, but never quite good enough......
Anyhow, why am I still typing? I have to go and make my piece stunning!!
Oh yeah, the video is the piece I'm playing, but I'm only playing up to the second orcherstra solo. Fast forward to 1:07 to hear what I will be playing. And no, this it most definitely not me, this is a professional who is actually good at the violin.
Sorry about this crazy rant, I'm just having an insane musician moment!!

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Jinxx Cyanide