So I’ve picked these things up here and there. Mostly there, since I wasn’t here yet. Open strings to start with, always. Finger exercises from Seppo Laamanen (My first Liminka music camp, maybe 1984?) and Sevcik. Shifting exercises from Lauri Laitinen, my first major teacher with whom I studied for ten years. Scales in thirds, courtesy of Kazimierz Mikhalik, Poland (1991).
This got me thinking: I started playing cello in November or December, 1981. Exactly 30 years ago!! My first concert was in the spring…I better ask my mom for the date, even if it’s just an excuse to bake a cake and celebrate the 30th anniversary of my first performance :)