On Saturday, 18 June, I presented my Book 7 recital. I was both nervous and excited. I was nervous because I was afraid that I would forget some parts and make mistakes. I was excited because I could finally pass Book 7 and move on to Book 8. The recital was enjoyable, but when I finished performing (for almost an hour), my legs were numb from standing.
It took me 1 1/2 years to learn Book 7. I think the pieces in this book were very difficult, a lot more difficult than the previous books. When I played the parts with new techniques, I would get tensed then my violin posture would become tensed too. My violin sounded bad if I played with bad postures like raised shoulder, straight bow hold, etc.
My favorite pieces in Book 7 are Bach Concerto in A Minor 3rd Movement and Handel Sonata in A Major 2nd Movement.