Archives for category: 25/10


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 Madeline Bruser.

 

 


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.

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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!

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Articulation and timing in  10/8; plugging away at 10/2 and 10/1; simplifying 25/10 and a theory geek moment; working on 25/8; a milestone in 10/7, organizing a practice session.

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