Saturday, October 26, 2013

If I play Chaconne slowly, I think I'll be able to record this week after I work out more problem spots that showed up in this round of test recordings.  My scales sound incredibly even on the recording and incredibly uneven in my ear when playing.  Weird.

Tomorrow need to sit down and listen to the three take and mark another copy of the music, work through them, then pressure test.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Another good practice session, I think. 

Chaconne - another area chained. Need to see tomorrow if it held, and record again tomorrow to see where I am for recording for real next week.  My tendons are starting to hurt faintly and I realized while playing this it's because of the harmonics.  Need to find some sort of exercise to prevent tendons from hurting when my thumbs twist, or prevent my thumbs from twisting altogether.

Arabesque 2 - Drilling trills slow to fast seems to finally have paid off.  Now just need to speed up placing and I think I'll have this. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Really good practice today - was able to concentrate on chaining needed part of Chaconne and have success. Need to chain more tomorrow - section marked.  Stopped early because my fingers are STILL tender and I want to sew.  My fingers appear to be getting tougher, but not quickly.

Also started the process of getting permission to record copyrighted pieces for an album.  First step appears to be getting a mechanical license.  Actually, first step is finding out who owns the copyright, or where pieces are registered. It's confusing.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chaconne - worked on buzzes.

Arabesque - one more measure sped up. PLaying at speed is hit or miss.