Friday, September 12, 2014

Learned pg 1s of 1st and 2nd movements of Sonata. Worked on Rigaudon transitions, almost through 2nd part. Tambourin is memorized, but still not smooth.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tambourin and Rigaudon are ready for practice recording. I can get through Tambourin now a couple times without my hands getting tired.

Friday, September 5, 2014

More of Fuga learned.

Created practice chart for movement 1 of Flagello's Sonata. It's not complicated, it's simply fast and modern. Used that as a break from Fuga when I couldn't stuff any more in my brain. It worked a little bit.

Ran through Rigaudon.

Need to find the link to the version of Giga I like.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ordered music and got what I thought was a wrong order, but "Two Pieces for Harp" by Nicholas Flagello was renamed "Marionettes". I no longer have to travel to Paris to find it.

I spent some time playing through those.

Ran through Tambourin and Rigaudon for exercise and then changed up the rhythms for fun.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I was thinking about my recording session today and the immediate thought was, "It didn't go well as expected." However, that is not true: it didn't go as well as I fantasized.  The dream was to record each piece perfectly once. Yeah, right. I managed to play everything nearly perfectly at least a few times, so there will be some editing.  It took less time than previous sessions. So, really, it went better than expected.   And this is after chipping my tooth on a fork today and seriously doubting my eye-hand coordination. And speaking of eye-hand coordination, my workouts have made a difference in my ability to move my harp.  I practically threw it in my car, not realizing how much stronger I've gotten.  It was like having extra help from someone who knew exactly what they were doing. No arm strain or back strain. It was great!

So, Siciliano, Gavotte, and Sarabande are all recorded and I can stop working on them! Six more to go.  Eight if I re-record the two that I'm not satisfied with.
Another couple lines learned of Fuga.  I think I do like it better played sur la table.

Recording today.  Fingers crossed it goes well.  Or fingers uncrossed and all in working order.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Since Fuga sounds better on guitar, I'm wondering if I'll end up playing the whole thing sur la table. And 2x as slow!