Friday, June 7, 2013

Knocked out 2nd Arabesque. Next need to speed it up and add dynamics. I will have massive callouses after learning this.
My thumbs continue to be intermittently painful.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

2nd Arabesque's slides are giving me blisters, but I'll take that any day over a painful thumb joint.

I think I'm going to try learning the other version of 1st Arabesque.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

More work on Zarabanda. I think it's making sense.

More work on Arabesque 2. It's a repetitive, so I'm able to cross things off quicker, yay.

Monday, June 3, 2013

I started 2nd Arabesque. I may try 1st Arabesque as I have another version whose fingerings I'll try and see if it makes a difference with the learned bad rhythm in my hands.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

What's circling the bathtub drain of my mind

Should I stop playing the two Folk Songs, which I absolutely love, yet seem to be destroying my thumb joints and start on the next piece, which is First Arabesque by Debussy, which I learned in high school WRONG and which has resisted repeated attempts by me to  unlearn and relearn properly, which would probably lead to frustration, or skip First Arabesque also and move on to the next next piece and be disappointed about it? OR, I could replace First Arabesque with Second Arabesque, which is in an entirely different book. *marge noise*