Friday, August 5, 2016

Probably not a great idea to wash and polish car and have a marathon practice sesh all in one day. I'm starting to not be able to move my fingers.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Took it "easy" today to rest my poor hands.
Goals:
☆ Play through Pachelbel.
☆ Play through Wander. My work on this paid off.
Only giving myself partial stars for both of these because I didn't just play through them, I had to stop and fix things. And I played through them several times, therefore NOT GIVING MY HANDS A REST. Was actually able to mostly keep up with recordings of both of these.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Goal:
Work on Roslin and Adama. It's fine! It didn't need any work.
I instead, played through everything, and ended up doing detail work on Satie and O'Halloran. I played for two hours, and my hands needed to be plunged into a sink of cold water afterward. Ow.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Goals:
★★★ Get Wander in my fingers. Practiced for 2 hours. My hand muscles huuurt. I did a really good job, though.
Maybe work on Roslin and Adama? Later!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Played along with Bear McCreary to see where work was needed. Did some detail work, then elbows started hurting, so I knocked off early. Need to relax!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Worked hard on Wander My Friends and put in new fingerings that will hopefully be easier. And got rid of some notes. :)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Practice performance notes:
My speed work on Satie paid off, but I still need CONSTANT VIGILANCE!
I cannot fake my way through Wander. I need to learn this inside and out.
If nothing else, practice even tone. Sheesh.
Move harp to different spots to practice?

Take strobe tuner?

Dress rehearsals are important because you need to know if your zipper unzips itself while you're playing (it does).

Do not try to eat away your feelings of nervousness.