Thanks! I will work on my right hand- it is definitely tense! If I can fix my right hand technique it will definitely help!
Yeah, that was definitely BEFORE you heard me play! That's quite a compliment coming from you though.. I've seen some of your progress. You play a beautiful rendition of 'Retrato Brasileiro' by Baden Powell! (http://www.youtube.com/ssreckov) My ears may be inexperienced, but that does NOT sound like D02 level playing at all!I thought you're a D05+ player!
As for metronomes, I find mine extremely useful if not an absolutely necessary tool. Mine is simply an app I downloaded on my phone. On pieces that I don't get at all, I start at half-speed (or less) with the metronome and then work my way up.