Saturday, February 12, 2011

Prelude 2 definitions:
a piacere - At the pleasure or discretion of the performer, typically with tempo and the use of rubato with a particular passage.
Più Mosso - A directive to a performer that the music of the indicated passage should have more motion, it should move more quickly.
tornando al - returning to

Friday, February 11, 2011

Passacaille was fun to play with today. I've got it learned well enough technically that I can listen to what I'm doing dynamically. The first note of the triplets form chords, which makes it easier to hit the right notes, for some reason. The octaves in the left hand can have de- and crescendos.

Prelude 1 is coming along well enough that I may try to start #2.

You know how sometimes it takes a while to learn things. Sometimes a r e a l l y l o n g time? My metronome can be left on my extra music bench while playing so I don't have to knock it off every time I turn a page. Brilliant! Maybe I'll actually stop breaking them with regularity.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OOOOOOOOOWWWW! Harmonics yesterday killed my left thumb.

However, played through some stuff.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Feel like my fingers are raw! Drilling each movt of Pass, hopefully will be ready by Sunday. have 3 practice days left before that, plus morning of.

Still playing prelude 1 at varying speeds and working problem spots.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pass: 2nd to last movt more solid. Knocked it out in 1/2 hour. I seem to be able to learn faster now that I have more time to practice. Or maybe I'm not stressed about finding time to practice and that's helping my learning speed. Hmm...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Had a hard time concentrating because I put down a really good book to practice.

Passacaille: need to polish for next Sunday. Try to get opening and closing sounding less messy.

Prelude 1: Still getting faster. Something about it hurts my tendons, though.