Saturday, September 24, 2011

110924

piano fitness is today.  now is the time to feel good-scratch the itch, ease the hardness, let go of the smallest resistance.

training:

broken 3rds, 1-2, 2-4,
hanon 15 bl
spider


practice

op53
op14

Friday, September 23, 2011

110923

piano fitness is undoing.  deeply rooted rituals, like sitting, walking, standing, (the way you scratch your nose!) might not need changing, but moving the levers in conjunction probably do, to improve efficiency-less work/more rest.  2nd arm continuously changes when watching the 2nd center.

training:
3rds
f.f. 1
train in 4
hanon 15 br

practice
op 14
op 53

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

110921

piano fitness is staying fresh.  stale habits can be invisible.  moving forward requires changes.  choose one: same/different.  fresh perspective with every repetition...

short lever training  comes into focus today.  time to start training mindfully.

training:

basic:  2,3,4,1,5
3rds:

5 finger 2nd start, triplet

practicing:

op 53 mm=48

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

110914

piano fitness is relaxing.  how easy is it to relax and let go?  strength is needed to let go more completely so released energy is freer to listen!

training:

none :-(

practice

op 53 op 14

Monday, September 12, 2011

110912

piano fitness is chi.  life's energy listens to sounds produced from the mind/body connection.

training:

3 middles
3rd 2-3
4 way 8vas

practice:

op 53
op 14

Sunday, September 11, 2011

110911

piano fitness is amazing.  amazing 5 year improvement every practice and performance. playing alone is still quite a bit easier 'performing" but that takes practice too.


performance practice

op 53 fisrt time through 8va section with no errors!
          details are improving throughout

op 14 memory returns slowly from '82's original study for junior recital performance.
          with music, it's feeling it under the fingers too..

Saturday, September 10, 2011

110910

piano fitness is specific.  of course every symbol on every music page means something specific, but specificity awareness in training is essential.  finding the balanced feeling of all levers...


training

chromatic 8vas 1-5
5 6ths  1-5, 1-4, 1-3, 1-2, 2-5
f.f. 2
spider
train

practice

op 53

ocatves-

op 14

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

110906

piano fitness is ongoing.  feeling sound improves with listening.  sound feeling improves training.

op53
op14 mendelssohn

Saturday, September 3, 2011

110903

piano fitness is building.   mental conditioning as well as muscular strength and endurance.


training:

ff 1
spider


practice:

op 53 octaves

piano club:
pavane

Friday, September 2, 2011

110902

piano fitness is ever changing.  letting changes happen allows different feelings.

training
2 finger scales
10 3rds
train

video
op 53 is 90% memorized- only the last section before the ending still escapes recall.