Archive for November, 2008

Week 11/100: Impertinence

November 30, 2008


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTEMuSGow7s

It is true what people say. While I am making excellent progress, I am going to need to practice a lot more if I am to make my goal in time. Life has a bad habit of getting in the way of piano practice, though.

k545_1

k545_2

I’ve got the first section of K545 memorized, but that doesn’t mean I can play it up to speed. Still, progress is tangible.

I’ve started adding some structure to the pieces I learn. I try to always have 2 pieces, a long term project (something that’ll take a few weeks–right now K545), and a short term project (something that can be learned in a week or so). On top of that I always practice my scales (I now have 12!) and try to do something from Alfred’s if I’m not too tired. An Alfred piece can be learned over the course of a day, but I usually don’t spend that much time on it because I dislike them.

Handel’s Impertinence was my last short term project. So now I’m looking for a new one. I think… something from anime…

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Week 9/100: Progress is Made in Spurts

November 16, 2008

This week I was busy working on the paper. I knew that something had to be sacrificed, and something turned out to be Piano time. But here’s something I recorded earlier in the week:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9h2v-eMhRI

So we’re almost 1/10th of the way to the deadline. I’m clearly making progress, but I wonder if it is too slow. I am beginning to comprehend the scope of the project I have undertaken. When you have no idea how difficult a challenge is, it is easy to have faith in your abilities to overcome it.

Hours spent on music so far:
Week 0: 11
Week 1: 13
Week 3: 21
Week 4: 17
Week 5: 15
Week 6: 4
Week 7: 15
Week 8: 14
Week 9: 1

I have now started the 2nd book in the Alfred’s series. It’s kind of boring, though, so I spend most of my time playing songs I like from other sources.

Currently working on: K545
I have obtained: All the major sharp keys, F major
Goals for this year: Probably just finish K545