Thursday, August 28, 2014

I seem to have gotten over the recording mind-blanking-thing that was happening with Siciliano. Either that, or it's so hot I'm delirious.

Monday, August 25, 2014

While singing/humming/la-ing Rigaudon in my head today, I realized I would like it just as well if I got rid of the 4-3-2-1 trill and substituted a grace note. So another change to cement into my hands.

Tambourin is actually at speed.  I surprised myself. I'll need to listen to a recording to see if the trills actually come out. Correction: I'll first need to record it, then listen to it.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Trills in 3rd line of Tambourin. Actually, the grace notes. I have to slow them way down and place faster. They sounded much better today.  My thumb muscles were fatigued, though, bordering on tendon-hurting fatigue, and I had to take a break.

Giga - tried to get the key change measures after the repeat smoother. They just got worse.  I'll see if they magically straighten out after a few days.

Worked on a little bit of Impromptu Caprice. I do not understand how it could possible be ♩ .=100. I don't think I've ever heard anyone play it that fast.

I'm not sure what to do about Fuga. I really don't like it and every time I look at it to learn more my brain says, "Isn't there ANYTHING else we could play?"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I know I played Thursday. I may have played Wednesday? I can't remember what I did. Probably a little more work with Tambourin.

Oh! and I worked a little on the spots I had trouble with in Siciliano and Gavotte to keep it recording-ready. Or to get them to recording-ready.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Worked a little on Giga. Ran through Tambourin as a workout. Started working on Siciliano again.

Darn, an order I placed for Nicolas Flagello's Two Pieces for Harp Solo was cancelled. :( Not back ordered, but completely cancelled.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Warmed up with a measure from Impromptu-Caprice. It is ridiculously fast. More broken chord than arpeggio.

Started going through charts in order:

Rigaudon - first section ok at 80. Hands try to play out of sync, though, so need to pay attention to that.

Tambourin - first run through trill were ok and clearly defined. 2nd run through not so much. I guess that means I'm getting my muscles conditioned.

Giga needs polishing again.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Detail work on Giga.

Tried to record Siciliano on my own and once again, it was like I'd never seen the music. Plus crows cawing and people slamming doors didn't help the quality of the recording.  Good thing is the decorations I put in sound good.

Tambourin trills still need work. They do not come out clearly in recording.

Gavotte went better. Sarabande was almost flawless.