The Center Court Garden
|Enjoy the calm of the Center Court Garden as you pause in your studio
tour. This unique space, surrounded by tall, ivy-covered cyber-city buildings, is
wonderfully silent and peaceful. With the changing seasons its colorful flowers give
way to a better view of the Japanese rock garden and gentle waterfall. Only an occasional
bird will break the blissful silence.
This is the ideal place to sit, clear your mind of distractions, meditate, practice concentration and memory for future cello performances.
1. As you sit on this garden bench, point with your fingertips to the floor directly in front of you.
2. Slowly draw an imaginary circle around you.
THIS IS YOUR SPACE, the space where you gather your energy to practice and perform. The circle shields you from negative, distracting outside influences that can cause lapses in concentration or nervousness. Once you have the confidence of your own space, you can then reach out to others in performance.
This space is your very own . . . take it home with you for practicing, and then to your next rehearsal and performance!
For more on calming your mind, see The Joy of Cello Playing,
Master Lesson 1
How to Order Master Lesson 1
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