Monday, March 5, 2018

Sonatina Prodigio is more done. I have the 3rd mvt almost memorized. It just happened on its own!

I am now working on memorizing Satie and Revrie.

I was sad to learn while watching the Oscars that Jóhann Jóhannsson passed away very recently.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sonatina Prodigio

I started Sonatina Prodigio on June 18, 2017. It was a piece I had "learned" before. As in, I could play it slowly and badly, and just the first movement "Gagliarda". I worked pretty steadily on it through July and August.

It took me 11 days of focused learning in "Week 1" of "30 Days to Done" to get it to a passable level, in my opinion. Or a level where I could continue to work on it and actually progress.

I got bogged down at the end of August/beginning of September, or "Week 2", trying to improve the small sections again. I ended up stopping because I just couldn't focus that hard anymore after 15 days. I picked it back up in mid-October.

Then I worked steadily through to today, January 12, 2018, excepting Christmas holiday. I picked it right back up after that, surprisingly.

Gagliarda is definitely in much better shape than when I originally "learned" it. It's very wobbly, though.

Calzone haha! Canzone is fine. Maybe needs a little work on the harmonics.

Toccata needs to be memorized in order to flow. It goes so quickly that I can't find my place on the music when I need a reminder. It's pretty repetitive and I do have most of it memorized. The glisses need to be in time, as well.

Now I just need to play it a whole bunch, then set it aside for a while.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Up to Gymnop 1 & 2, Gnoss 3 mostly memorized.

Prodigio - Trying to chain the 3rd mov. was exhausting so stopped. Trying to chain 1st mov. - stuck on 1st small section.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Prodigio - 30 dtd small sections
Memorizing - Debussy Reverie, Satie Gymnopedie 1
Run through rep up to 1st arabesque

Thumb is healing but hurts in a place I didn't cut it. ???

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thumb is healing.

Satie is being memorized. Weird chord progressions make for difficult memorization!

Monday, August 21, 2017

What do you do when you slice off the top of your thumb?

I almost made it an hour. It took quite a bit longer than normal when I have a finger injury for the pain to subside and me not feel like I was going into shock - probably about 20 minutes. Normally? Five minutes. I really wanted to play, though.

Trying to memorize Satie. The non-standard chord changes make it difficult.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Played for about an hour - sort-of repertoire stuff. Now sore back and arms.