Saturday, July 16, 2011

I received Bortniansky's Concerto in D major sheet music from ILL. I now know how some of the sounds I like are made; the ones I couldn't separate out with my ear.

And here's a fun music quiz from the New York Times.
I picked the blend of human and machine 75% of the time. CYBORG MUSIC!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Here Comes the Flood is mostly done. I finished transcribing it, transposed it up a 1/2 step, and recorded it. It is on my website under Peter Gabriel. However, I forgot to tune before recording and I was still trying to figure out what chords I was hearing while playing. So it's a bit bumpy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Almost finished with PG. Some chords are still not quite right.

Recorded Zarabanda cold, then practiced a bit and recorded again. Dynamics way better than first time.
Things I liked:
Quiet dynamics are the right level.
Notes I emphasized are emphasized.
Mistakes covered by counting.

Things to improve:
Tempo - it's not a race.
Despite not playing in rhythm, it sounds like I'm playing with a metronome.
Loud sections are not loud enough and sound flat.

And I have blisters?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Did music things for 3 hours, but not consecutively. Do I like that? My right arm gave out at the end of the 3rd hour.

I got more PG done.

I am at the nit-picky point with Z.

Prelude 1 is impossible to play cold. That will probably not be a recital piece.

Getting Partita in C from ILL to check if E♭ is really E♭ and not D♯.