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September 2009
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OH! And Lindsey played a Chopin piece this morning on recital (Nocturne) and it ruled. And I had a way fun piano lesson. My Beethoven rep piece was much improved and only sucked a little bit (vastly preferable to last night, when it sucked hard core.) The Handel was a bit better - I think there are a few bits where I've learned it wrong, but so long as I focus, it'll be okay. The piece de resistance, though, was definitely my Hanon. I'm still (I should say 'again') on the baby exercises at the front of the book (1-20) but I'm supposed to come up with clever variations of them. The first week I did the first note extended with the rest of the pattern all crushed together (like a turn but not - and the measures all ended up in 5, which was fine with me) and alternating left-hand note and right-hand note (so instead of being 'bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum' it was BUMbaBUMbaBUMbaBUMbaBUMbaBUMbaBUMbaBUMbA'.) Second week not so cool - I did dotted eighth-sixteenths and little swells on each measure. But THIS week - this week was the BEST by far. #4 - first transposed into D (I wanted to do A so it would match my scale, but that was a disaster; I kept losing track of where I was in relation to the tonic) and then in opposition, starting at the very bottom of the LH and the very top of the RH and working my way in. Darn good times. Dr. Hamel told me I was the first one to transpose (what, was I not the first one to think of doing them in opposition?)

Life is so much more fun when you're outside the box. Why do something boring if your teacher will let you not be?

Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: thinking of more nefarious tricks to play with Hanon