Yes, it is time to fix the behemoth and start practicing again. We just did our taxes and, lo and behold, I can finally afford these repairs. I take it in on Monday for the evaluation. I am indeed quite psyched about this. It has been at least a year and a half since I practiced, and several years since I practiced regularly. But I have been looking forward to this operation since I got the damn bass back in 1993 and I have been itching to practice for a long long time. Thankfully since I don’t need to make a living off that thing anymore, I can just focus on playing only what I want to. I think I’ll work up the Misek Sonata again, get going on the Hindemith Sonata, the Smandl Gradus Ad Nauseum book, and of course my Bach Suite #3.
Most of all, I am psyched because Yingwen has her grand piano and we can jam.