Saturday, August 16, 2014

More working out with Tambourin. I can't tell if it's getting better, but my hands and arms are sure feeling it.

I'm naturally playing Giga faster than the slower-than-indicated tempo I picked. Now I just need to clean it up and add the frills!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's one of those days where hands and arms are surprised I play the harp and my brain says, "What are all these STRINGS doing here?!?" Those days are better for learning, and learning slowly by creeping up on the goal speed instead of chaining. 

Three more measures learned in Fuga.

Also, when you get coconut splinters under your fingernail, it really hurts to do the "falling rain" effect with the backs of your fingernails.
Kung Fu Theater took precedence.

Monday, August 11, 2014

More stamina work on Tambourin.  One more measure learned on Fuga.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Slammed my thumb at work today, and I'm using that as an excuse why I couldn't play trills in Rigaudon.

I also realized maybe part of the reason I can't focus is because I'm not writing a summary at the end of each practice sesh.

I am working towards polishing Tambourin and Rigaudon. I am doing that by playing each one until I make a mistake, working on the mistake, starting over from the beginning and hopefully going further the next time. Basically plowing through it.

I'm still working on Automne as a fun thing. It's almost done.

Sarabande, Giga, and Siciliano still need to be recorded.

I started Fuga and I think I'm going to hate it. I have to figure out how to play it so I like it.