Sunday, February 15, 2009


A friend shared this link: The Typealyzer, which will analyze your personality by reading your blog.

I tried both my blogs, and my business website, and got the same answer:

ESTP - The Doers

The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.

The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

I have never thought of myself as an extrovert, and I have no problem sitting still (so long as I am working or playing the cello or knitting, or drawing...). Well, maybe I am active in that sense.

I am curious to know what others get. I tried one fellow-cello-blogger who had the same result, and one who had a different result.

Friday, February 6, 2009


The orchestra music is not particularly hard, but it is too fast for me in many places. My stand partner (though we have separate stands because I couldn't otherwise see the music!) and I talked about this last night at rehearsal.

I said I would continue slow(er) practice at home and hope to be eventually able to bring it up to speed. She said there were two schools of thought on this and the other one was to work on a few measures at a time and bring them up to speed.

This second method is making sense to me today. I am too slow in fiddle music too, so it would make sense to work specifically on speed in all areas of playing. I'll try this, this week, and would love any comments or advice as to how to increase speed.