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Sounding worse to sound better; balancing freedom and control; dealing with sneaky negative thoughts; a ninja practice technique that has me drowning in office supplies. Also 25/7 from memory, bits of 25/11, 25/10, and 10/1. Listen to the end for a special hundredth episode bonus.post it notes photo

Just recorded episode 100 (!) but the computer’s being slow and I have to leave, so I’ll upload it tomorrow.


I’m returning to posting every other Monday; I need the short-term goals for myself. Today’s podcast features thoughts on parenting a young musician and playing chamber music with an old friend. Also: the first memorized performance here of  25/11, with a mostly successful attempt not to be upset about how it went. Dear listener, be kind.


Nouvelle etudes 2 and 3; bits of some others; balancing work and family; exploring meditation and the Alexander Technique.

 


Report on a couple of performances of Op. 10 and the first half of Op. 25, with bits of most of them.

I’m changing the podcast to be every month rather than every two weeks; right now I don’t feel like I can afford the time to record and edit it every two weeks. If you feel strongly that you miss it and need to hear it more often, let me know, and I’ll reconsider as soon as I can. For now, I’ll record the next episode next week on September 18.

92: Tin Pan Alley Preview

A report on last week’s recording session, including maintaining a feeling of gratitude while recording; a few Tin Pan Alley tunes;on returning to practicing Chopin.

Tunes played here include “Whippoorwill,” “My Little Ever Lovin’ Sugar Babe,” “He’d Have to Get Under–Get Out And Get Under (To Fix Up His Automobile),” and “Twilight.” To the best of my knowledge, they’re all public domain.

I’ll post a link here when the CD gets released.



A performing first, a new piano, and a newly quiet office (because of noise for now).

Plus snippets of all of Op. 10 and some Op. 25.

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