Wednesday, July 29, 2015

While trying to improve Giga by visualizing, I realized there are repeated themes in different keys, but using completely different fingering and splitting the chords between two hands differently, which may explain why I can't remember how to play either of them. And why it's exhausting to visualize.

Berceuse needs test recording, or I need to listen to my other recording to remember how I want to play it.

Started some good work on Prelude 2, need to chain the rest of page 1 and first part of p 2.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Giga - need to work on problem spots on 2nd and 3rd pages. Another two week heatwave coming up, so who knows when that will happen. Visualizing helped, though so maybe that's something I can do when it's hot.

Monday, July 20, 2015

After an epic heatwave (for Portland) I got back to Giga. I got out the red pen and listened to my practice recordings. The first repeat is a source of constant trouble. Reading Practicopedia chapter "Clearing Obstacles" to see if it helps.

Berceuse seems ok. Need to record that to see if it still sounds like what I want.

Prelude 2 is ok. Need to work on trouble spots.

Prelude 4 needs a lot of detail work.

And I'm going to have tater tots for dinner because now I can actually use my oven without my apartment nearing temperatures that would melt the One Ring.

ETA: I might try visualization - last chapter in the book - along with chaining.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The prolonged heat is taking a toll on my ability to practice, both mentally and physically.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Two versions of Italian Pavane

I may or may not be learning this.  However, it turns out it's perfect for if you've sprained your right ankle as most of the accidentals are B, C, and D.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Recorded four pieces today. The session was a little shaky. I learned recording four at one time is too exhausting. However, someday, if I can get to the point it only takes two takes, it might be feasible.

Need to buy another SD card.

Friday, June 12, 2015

I could use a couple more days work on everything, but heading into studio tomorrow anyway. 

Today I just need to mark First Arabesque with red pencil articulations.