A mild epiphany about my learning patterns; summer begins; horrible crash-through renditions of 10/1 and 10/2.
A bittersweet, rainy day; the first nouvelle etude, simplified; practicing (and wondering about a note in) 25/10; a new way to think about listening, courtesy of
A report on a performance of six of the etudes from Op. 10, with a little bit of coughing.
Here’s what 10/8,9,3,4,5 and 12 sound like when I’m tired.
Some of Op. 10 heads towards concert-ready, or at least concert; some spots to fix in 10/4, 10/5, 10/8, 10/9, and 10/10, with a little bit of theory geekery in the latter.
A brief encounter with an out-of-tune Erard piano (and another piano). Warning: questionable sound quality! horrible intonation!
A glimpse into my hoped-for warm-up of the future, when I’ll be able to play all of Op. 10 and then play anything else in the world. Including 10/8, about half of 10/1, and with-screaming versions of 10/2, 10/10 and 10/7.
In Boston this Saturday? Why not come to my
Some breakthroughs and strategies in 10/8 and 10/10, and a plan for 25/10. By the way, on listening to the recording, I didn’t hate everything I did in 10/8 as predicted, but I definitely need to make the dynamics much clearer.
Here’s the Solomon recording I was talking about.
I played this after teaching Chopin, and playing the game “he could have written this, but he wrote this” (which forms the bulk of my improvisation training up to now).
01-30-13 after teaching Chopin
I played this after strangely enjoying scraping ice off my windshield during freezing rain. It was satisfying when it came off in big sheets.
Today it’s sunny and warm and yesterday’s cold feels like a hallucination.
01-28-13 freezing rain