Sunday, April 23, 2017

1st page of Reverie is pretty easy. From then on, just minor correction points. Should go quickly, then adding in dynamics.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Real performance

Today I actually played out in the real world! It went pretty well. The three people that were there said they really liked it. I basically played background music.

I was less nervous than I expected, but still tense. My tennis elbow kicked in mid-way through.

The things I though I had memorized, I had memorized in the context of playing alone at home.

I don't like having the music stand blocking me. 

I was able to focus on musicality for the first half hour and remained somewhat engaged until the last half hour. I didn't get bored.

Eating a hearty lunch with protein, starch, and lots of greens was a smart move.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Henry L. Jacobs, Merchant moved to Providence, RI in, or before, 1909, per the Worcester Directory of 1909. There was a Hattie Jacobs listed in a couple of the Providence directories as cashier, but at a different address in Providence Directory of 1914.

Also, she was the Director of the Alhambra String Sextette in 1901 in Worcester.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Worked on Siciliano - there are some sticky spots.

Worked on something by Cabezon again. PLaying lower so it sounds miedieavel. :)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Relearning, or brushing up on....  something by Bach. Also feeling like I'm catching the cold that's going around and getting dragged backwards. However, that practicing is going really well.  It's coming back into my fingers quickly and I wish I could learn everything this quickly.