I will be picking up my bow next week. I probably need a new shoulder rest too. The one I have isn’t working for me. Either that or I have no strength at all.
I have been feeling sore today but I don’t think it’s from playing the violin. My kid has to lug a ridiculously heavy bag to school each day and on Friday I lifted it into the front seat and pulled something.
I’ve had to just not do anything today except get a massage and do a little bit of weight training. I need some arm muscles so I’m following the regimen my Physio gave me when I injured my right shoulder.
I’m still not 100% confident that I can do this, and do everything else that I do.
I hope I get the music soon. I am really hoping it’s just excerpts from pieces and we only play for 20 minutes. I guess as a kid I played every day. Even if I didn’t do meaningful practice, I still held the instrument and made some sounds on it for at least an hour a day.