Friday, July 8, 2011

PG - I hear something different every time I listen to it. Determining what the bass note is a process of elimination - It is not in an octave with the treble F, therefore it must be the A♮.

Prelude 1: apparently the same muscles I was using to wash the car.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

No practicing due to a 3 hour washing of car and not being able to use my arms afterward.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Zarabanda: Found another place where the left hand is unnecessarily playing right hand notes. Looking forward to recording this.

And...

COUNTING! Counting, counting, counting!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Prelude 2: Test recording showed things - my hands are not together, nor my fingers, and dynamics are too loud. I also completely messed up a section, but the average listener would not have been able to tell because a) it's modern and b) I stayed on the beat! Counting is definitely working.

Prelude 1: Tried to play to speed. Finally made peace with the fact that I can't play it at speed. Played ♩ = 96. Then, for kicks, set metronome at 126 and played it almost perfectly with one false start. WTF. Of course I was not recording.

Prelude 3: Started on 2nd page.

Zarabanda: Back was stiff at this point so stopped. Which reminds me I need to go stretch.

Breathing and relaxing is helpful.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Spent an hour working on Here Comes the Flood, which seems to be my limit. I think once I get the first verse completed, the rest will click into place. I still can't tell if the lower notes are D, A or F.