Thursday, October 28, 2010

No practicing today; it is just too cold without a heater. So I guess getting one is the goal for tomorrow. Not that I need to spend time studying or anything.

I'm also having problems with dominant 7ths. We were analyzing a song in theory and one of the markings was D7. Everyone seemed to know that's a G chord. wtf. It's clearly marked as a D. I asked for clarification and am still completely confused. And a C7 is actually an F chord? Because it's a dominant 7th it's automatically a V (dominant) chord? If that's so, is there an even more confusing way it could be written? And why did some people automatically know this?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Counting while playing takes practice. It's also a really good way to remember to breathe.

Need to work on cleaning up #2 (scales and placing) and working problem spots in #3.

Monday, October 25, 2010

PLayed: moved on to next Clementi.

Must get a new heater soon, cold hands do not make for easy playing.

And finally a cheesy sounding harp version of something I wrote for class:

Which google will apparently let no one see, including me. Whatever, it's late, I don't have time to play with this.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I spent a good part of the morning cleaning up a couple stacks of music that have been sitting around since last *cough*October*cough*. I got all the floating pieces of paper back in their sleeves and binders, so you could say I spent the morning arranging music, haha. Now I can at least see part of the surface of my extra harp bench. And I found a post-it with "Harp Sonata op. 68 (1943)" written on it, which I figured out must be this:

But I'm not sure why the note to myself because upon hearing it, I don't see it as something I'd particularly want to learn. Or particularly like. Hrm.

Practiced: Posture and breathing (getting better).
Played: Some of the music I arranged this morning.