Friday, December 19, 2014

I think I've said this before, but I will probably need to record Tambourin at 96 because I just can't physically play certain parts of it faster, and it sounds weird when played fast and slow.

Did record Fuga and Tambourin, but not Tambourin slowly, so I'll need to do that. Need to listen before next practice.

Fuga is pretty much ready, I think, but it would probably sounds best if I memorized it.

I think I can start working on the next two pieces, Rigaudon and Giga.

Maybe recording next Saturday.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Getting closer to having Fuga sound melodic. Listening to the recording I made yesterday with each successive time having more pauses and changes in tempo was an eye opener. I just need to get it to the point it's something I want to listen to.

I need to figure out how to get trills in Tambourin the same EVERY time.

Worked on Arabesque 2 again and certain parts are making more sense. Maybe this is how I have to learn challenging pieces - intensive work with a break of a few months, then more intensive work?  It gets done in the same amount of time, but takes less effort?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Recorded Fuga and Tambourin. Need to listen before next practice. I thought I would be ready to record tomorrow, but I'm not.

Last fiddle class was last night. So sad. I hope I can keep up with it by meeting with classmates in the future.

Monday, December 8, 2014

One of those days where nothing is working so it's better just not to practice and cement something weird into the pieces.  I tried to work on Arabesque 2, Fuga, and Tambourin.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Took a break from the normal stuff and worked on 2nd Arabesque. Chaining worked really well with that and I was able to get almost one line smooth. Also worked on the 2nd movement of Marionettes. One more line learned with chaining on that piece, too.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tambourin - Still working on trouble spots.

Fuga- Simply played through a couple times. It's sounding a lot better, I think. Still some problem spots. Need to record it and see what it really sounds like.

Played through several other things just to keep them in my hands.

One spot on my bow seems to not hold rosin, so I'm getting no sound out of that spot on my bow. Very disconcerting.