Talia asked me to play cello with her as accompaniment for a singer doing "Ave Maria". I hadn't tightened my bow in time, so I was still doing that as the piece started. It was a really strange arrangement, where there were no measures, so I couldn't figure out where we were based on the beat. When I finally did figure out where we were (thanks to switching from pizz to arco), I had trouble using the right amount of pressure for the bow on the right part of the string, so I kept squeaking. I gave up and air-bowed. Afterwards, Talia told me that her orchestra friends were mad at her for inviting me to play.

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