Archives for category: 10/10

Lots of playing this time:

Memory attempts at 25/7,8,9 and N1,2,3, with the spots in Op. 10 I’m practicing every day.

All of Op. 10, from memory, in one big chunk, for the first time here. As you’ll hear, it’s still completely a work in progress (especially that my concentration really gave out in the middle), but I wanted you to hear the pieces coming together as a coherent whole.

The podcast will be on hiatus in August but will return in September. Best wishes for an enjoyable, productive rest of the summer, and thanks for being my practice buddy!

91: Traction

Mostly talk, but some snippets; on making changes and not beating yourself up for mistakes (I’m working on it). Also some specifics about 25/9 and 10/10.

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.

PIAS 81

 

The first full episode of 2013! Realizations about 10/10 and (my playing of) 10/8. A New Year’s resolution, an explanation of those improvs, and the ten minutes of my practice that aren’t actually “practicing”.

PIAS 80

A report on how practicing Chopin helped me play Brahms last week; some quotes from Chopin (and one from Chuck Close); thinking through my next performance (with a request for your ideas); snippets of all 24 etudes (I’m ignoring the other three for now); an impromptu play-through, with some yelling, of 10/5; how I’m practicing 10/11 (and a couple of minutes of actual practicing).

Thanks so much to listeners who have written reviews on iTunes. Unless I get 100 reviews by December 20–and it doesn’t yet look like I will–there will be only five more episodes of this podcast. Thanks for being my practice buddy!

PIAS 75

A visit to the old stomping grounds leads to some thoughts on competition and motivation; some insights from playing an 1860s Broadwood piano; a danger of detail-oriented practice; the plan for next week. With bits of all of Op. 10.

PIAS 68

PIAS 18

10/1, some improv, and the start of 10/2; 10/8, 10/9 and 10/12 with some yelling; getting closer with 10/10 and 10/11.

Episode 16: Lazy

In which: A Brahms tangent; Clara moments defined; a lesson with Chopin in 10/8; a before version of 10/12; lazy memorization all the way around, especially in 10/10 and 10/11.

Recorded April 9, 2011

episode 14

In which:

A report on an informal house concert; why it’s hard to practice on vacation; last 10/7 before it goes on the shelf for a few weeks; early days in 10/11; the scariest measure in 10/10; beginning 10/8, and finding it strangely familiar.

Recorded March 19, 2011

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