Thursday, April 1, 2010

15 minutes strength training, haha.

5 minutes Amélie, in which the alternating octaves strained my thumb.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Lariviere. I think I need to consider these as regular exercise and not just "harp" exercises. Akin to pushups, or squats. Just as boring and filled with counting. My fingers are incredibly weak and stiff and I need to work up to being strong, not expect to be strong all at once. In particular, the rt 4th finger and pinky. Those will just require more work.

Thumbs seem to be ok, although lt thumb feels over-stretched. Which is weird because I was really stretching the rt thumb. Maybe I need to play hands separate for a while so I can focus on what I'm doing with each hand. Tried the green band elastic exercises, just two on each hand, and that hurt.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Lariviere. 15 minutes? Need to keep these up as my 4th fingers are weak, and pinkies are flying everywhere.

5 min of Bochsa.