Monday, October 24, 2016

For some reason, doing the work to make things sound good (polishing) is a struggle for me. Not the technical work, but the work I do to convince my brain this is necessary work. Today was a struggle.

30 DtD. Tambourin. This actually sounded pretty good today. Something about the combo of yesterday's and today's work clicked.

30 DtD Prelude 4. Really had to convince myself that I really did need to do today's assignment. It did not sound as great as I thought.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

30 DtD Tambourin. Really resistant to practicing, but got through it. The LH is slowly, slowly coming along. The dynamics need more work, which is coming up in larger sections, I hope.

★★ 30 DtD Prelude 4. Find an image: Or this. The music strikes me as cold, forlorn, beautiful and a little dangerous. Or urgent. Slovenia sure is pretty! It was a huge struggle to keep going - so tired - so two stars!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Took a repertoire day. Need to start with something more exciting.

And 3rd octave G broke.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Played through Tambourin and recorded, trying to keep dancing in mind. I think I needed to do that with separate pages. The 2nd half of the practice sched was supposed to do that but I was so tired.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

30DtD Trying to find images for Tambourin. Didn't get to all of the tasks for this practice sesh.
30 DtD Caught up on Prelude 4. Am now in week 4 for both.

ETA: And my brain, in it's quest to find images, later in the day settled on this. *sigh* This is serious classical music, seriously!

Monday, October 17, 2016

30 DtD Tambourin. Off day. Listened to recordings and they sound pretty good, even the part I mess up on page 2 because I kept the beat. The 3rd page needs dynamic work.

30 DtD Prelude 4. Again, too tired to practice. Got one page done.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Feeling incredibly run-down today. Like falling asleep while practicing.

★ 30 DtD Tambourin. Recorded and get to listen tomorrow, hopefully feeling more lively then.

I think I need to make Monday's my repertoire run-through day. Or maybe Fridays when I have more time.