Archives for category: 10/8

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

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.

PIAS 67

A simplified version of 25/8; the begging dog hand position for 25/8 and 10/7;  resting points and some hope for 10/2; the left hand as helper in 10/; trying to play 10/8 in tempo (not necessarily at tempo) and with great articulation; organizing a practice session.

PIAS 66

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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