How does Amos practice? He has no set schedule but a rhythm, sure as sleeping, rising. The violin does not always rise at the same time. Sometimes it sleeps in late in its velvet-lined case. It is imperative to play daily, so Amos leaps down into the case beside the tuning pegs. Wake up! Not practicing looms like a dark cloud. If the violin refuses to waken, this inevitably turns up the volume of the music inside Amos.