Monday, November 24, 2014

I listened to another version of Fuga, and tried to copy bringing out the melody, and while doing that realized that's what I whistle after I finish playing it.  Hopefully, that will make it more interesting.

The fiddle is coming along. I can get some decent sounds out of it. But not when it's raining, which may pose a problem in Portland, OR.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wrote up a new practice schedule yesterday focusing on Fuga and Tambourin for now.

Tambourin: I still need to work on: opening trills and 2nd page trouble measure.

Fuga: Practiced opening and closing. Closing may need more work.  Next need to work on trouble spots and experimenting. Maybe alternate between left and right hand.

Got all recordings matched up from most recent recording session.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Test recording:
Tambourin is definitely not a piece to start with when performing, it requires warm up.  Also sounds a little better fast. Ok slow, but not as interesting. Still need to work on 1st measure trills. And 2nd page turnarounds.

Rigaudon definitely sounds ok slower than indicated. It's a fun piece.

I wasn't playing Giga as fast as I thought, which could be due to recorder.  REALLY like the variations.

Fuga is going to require a lot of work not to sound boring.

Pavane Ok not muffling bass notes. Also boring.

Not surprisingly, I messed up more with the recorder on.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rigaudon is ready for polishing at 80. I seem to have this memorized, too!

And upon further reflection, I need to learn how not to do the same thing with my mouth while playing the harp that my lovely grandmother did while she was knitting.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Video recorded myself playing last night. Not as bad as I thought, but very boooorrrrring. I got a recommendation for a performance coach, so I'm definitely keeping that in mind for later down the road.