Friday, January 7, 2011

All of prelude 1 up to ♪=104.
Prelude 1: Both sections up to =104. Take it in two measures at a time and work up to =192. Dynamics nice. Work on clean placements and minimal pedal noise.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Prelude 1: 1st half up to ♪ =104, 2nd half ♪ =88. Tried going +3 -1 and that did not work. Need to practice jumping to chords and paying attention to dynamics. Dynamics almost there.

Passacaille: Apparently just needed proper fingerings written in for the chord inversions in order to make that section playable. Got it up to ♪ =144

Got another blister and ripped a callus off.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Arms too tired from brutal day at work yesterday. Blister gone already, though. Passacaille work (B E, A D, G C, F B) to get up to ♪ = 144. 3rd to the last line on last page is particularly difficult for some reason. It's inverted chords and I can't seem to get my fingers to remember the combinations.

Run through of Rumba and Sreb's Prelude 1.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Practicing may have been easier had I not been trying to do so while wearing fluffy bunny slippers. Also, I was completely wiped today. Also, it's the first day of classes. Also, I have a blister. But it sounded good!

And my 4th octave D broke at precisely 3:03 am this morning.

Passacaille is B E, A D, G C, F B. Ha.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Worked on Prelude 1 by Alojz Srebotnjak (and if anyone knows how to pronounce that, please tell me!). Got up to ♪ =88 and need to play either +2 -1 or +4 -2. Trying to play it as fast as it's written I totally get it. It's almost noodling around like I would do when I was younger - need to keep that feeling.

Passacaille cut short because of gliss blister. But working on yet another line. If I can do this from memory: A E, G D, F ... C?, no... F A.


And after seeing this guy on pbs last night, I've been obsessed: