Saturday, October 23, 2010

Things worked on: Exercises, posture, variations.
Things played through: Clementi. Passacaille by "Haendel" (that's what I was comparing my variations to; it's simplistically brilliant)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Played more Sonatinas - Bach, Beethoven, Dussek, Hayden (bleh). Worked on difficult section in 3rd movement with ƒz and scale again, and am getting a blister, which seems to be under a slightly more substantial callus.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It made the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs

So I had no idea this was playable on the harp:

Had time to play through some Clementi. I think I'm going to brush up a couple other Sonatinas for backup.

Breathing makes for better playing. And brain function.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Got out some old "theme and variations" pieces because my interest was piqued in class today.

This video features the lovely Catrin Finch playing harmonics. Watch until 2:36 (but the whole video is good):

Then take a look at the first measure of Bach's Prelude in D for Cello:

Specifically the first three notes. :)

Played lots of exercises, more than was absolutely necessary. But they are necessary.

Worked on more spots in 3rd movement. I had some scales starting out with 1 2 4, and I'm not sure why, but it's equally as difficult either way. So I guess I'm relearning it with 1 2 3.