Saturday, June 2, 2012

Apparently speeding things up and forcing myself to play faster works. 144 seems like a snooze.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Played some Debussy - need to get decent version of Clair de Lune. Seriously, Salzedo, WTF.

Experimented playing tiny snippets up to speed in order to get past 144. It seemed to work - playing subsequently more slowly was easier. Right hand thumb is still throwing a wrench in the works. I'm over compensating by rotating my wrist to give myself leverage.  Could it be time to restart strength training on thumb? Concerned thumb joint might explode again.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sore muscles from working out, but lots of energy from working out, but tired from working out, combined to make me not feel like concentrating on learning anything yet ended up playing for an hour.  Salzedos Preludes (not Srebotnjak!), Vers La Source, (Flight)... basically whatever was on my music stand.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Was all excited that I was doing well on Prelude 4 until I realized it's ♩=56 not ♪=56.

Prelude 3 - Have to work trouble spot thoroughly and slowly every day.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Prelude 3 - still falls apart at ♪=144. Still need to play it slowly to memorize that section.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Worked on about 2 measures of Prelude 4 before giving up from feeling cold and having a drippy nose. And sleepiness.

I did post Prelude 1 finally.  The one that made my thumb joint explode.  So it's not a great version, but it's the only one of me playing it that's ever going to be in existence.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Prelude 3 pg 2 up to ♪=144.  Need to start slow and work up again.

Prelude 1 almost done in Audacity.

Ignoring transcribing.