Here’s my week 3 update. It’s a little early for scheduling purposes. I’ve added a few more measures. As I added them my left-hand transitions became less smooth, but overall there’s some progress in both the exercise and repertoire. For the final week, I’m hoping to improve the transitions and get steadier in both the right and left hands.…[Read more]
This is my Week 2 Update. I’ve been working on crescendo and decrescendo which gives my “a” finger and thumb more exercise and practice with control. I made fairly good transition with dynamics in both the exercise and repertoire and I’ve improved the relaxation in my right hand fingers. Also, in the repertoire, while giving attention to the…[Read more]
That’s quite a list. Critique can be a really good thing. Sometimes people ask for it even with their first post; and it might seem odd, if something was clearly off, but no one said anything. The genuineness of people on this forum is striking. It’s surprising and I hope to see more of it. I resonate with what Martha says about…[Read more]
I’m continuing to work on the first 2 measures of the repertoire and did more than what’s evident in the video. I practiced speed with both crescendo and decrescendo in the exercise. The video has the decrescendo at the end and is at a moderate pace. In the repertoire piece, I worked on bass stopping. I also practiced the A harmonic minor sca…[Read more]
I found the variations with unusual time signatures really interesting. I started clapping them. I especially like the 7 as 3-2-2. I had wondered about rhythm and how to describe it. Sometimes, I’ve felt a difference in rhythm, but didn’t know exactly what it was, why places in the rhythm felt naturally accented, or sometimes a rhy…[Read more]
I enjoy the different focus. It keeps me from getting too stuck in the Grade submissions. And since there can be a good amount of time between them, it’s nice to try other challenges that will inevitably help a submission, but also have the benefit of short-term rewards.
My goals are to play more smoothly with good coordination between the right and left hands. I worked on the RH technical exercise this week and I’ve started the first 2 measures of Le Papillion. I hope to add a few more measures and maybe get all the way through during the month.
I’m excited about doing this piece and working through the cor…[Read more]
I’m very happy when I receive comments from Dave and Simon about what I need to work on, what is lacking, what is done well and what to consider as in inspiration or technique. I refer back to it or to my notes, but I don’t always follow up with another video or comments. It’s very helpful though.
I appreciate comments from membe…[Read more]
It was a fine interview. You didn’t sound like you were mumbling or talking too fast. It can be weird listening to yourself and what has already gone by, same with writing or with music.
I’m looking forward to the next challenge with arpeggios that Dave talked about.
It’s a courtesy to not share unlisted videos, regardless of what youtube’s statements are. I’m fairly sure the youtube path was recommended simply as a construct to share videos here, not particularly to endorse youtube’s policies. I stated my preference on my progress journal that my videos not be further shared or reposted. That’s my…[Read more]
Yes, it’s probably a natural expectation, but consideration online isn’t everyone’s priority. Whatever someone thinks they need or has to have right now is their priority. Witnessing that has a chilling effect. I don’t know, though, if in some cases there has been agreement. I simply post my own preference while a mix of activities…[Read more]
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