Thursday, November 7, 2013

131107*

piano fitness is a breakthrough into inclusion of the mind and body in the present.  sound technic!

training
see video

rehearsal for 60th continues.   the daily changing in security of the piano map is always improving!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

131017*

piano fitness is life music.

the all inclusive awareness of even  unnamable feelings. the heart is stirring in the present moment.

the truth of opposites. low/high, bass/treble, piano/forte, largo/presto all seeking balance for efficiency.

the body's 3 balances - bottom/top, left/right, front/back
                 3 movements-front/back extension/flexion), side/side (elevation/depression), in/out
                           internal/external rotation.

the primary rhythms of choice 2 or 3


Thursday, September 26, 2013

130926*

piano fitness is dedication.  training good habits takes dedication, gentle self reminders 1000 times each day if needed, to convert habits.  today's inclusion shoulders and rope fingers....

training

5 armiis
10 3rds

practicing

64.2  the 2-m rope connection is still the lynchpin.

Monday, September 23, 2013

130922

piano fitness is patience.  sadly habits are not changed at once, but little by little with patience new habits feel and sound better.

the captain must be straightforward  whenever possible.


playing

64.1
64.2


Thursday, September 19, 2013

130919*

piano fitness is recreating.  the response of the body in recreating sound feels different moment.  trusting    sound feeling is the challenge.

warm ups
chopin 64.2
Dvorak ├ętude no.3

training
10 3rds
5 finger*

playing
dmr 1

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

130821

piano fitness includes daily improvements.  refining the forearm arch, and finding support of the shoulder carriage into the sternum, with head weight in the front spine requires lifting them slightly.  with proper balance, including shoulder movement awareness frees up captain and 2nd middle.
 

training
3rds- partial

practice
dvorak bossonova

Saturday, June 15, 2013

130615

piano fitness requires transition.   the most exciting element of playing piano is - it's slightly different every time.  with fitness training, the transition from unconscious to conscious awareness of the body map, it's learning to listen to both the body and sound in the present moment.  life!!!


practicing:
chopin op 18-  7th day of learning.  just now getting through the piece.  estimate 2 to 3 hours spent this week.

training:

ff 1 - the usual 12 repetitions in a new order!  sn 1 w/ 2,3,4 then sn 2 w/ 2,3,4  through sn 4.
h 15 bl/br
big chords


 practicing op18 more.. amazingly the music requires the exact releasing of 2 - ideal training!

playing
op 64.1

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

130611

piano fitness is telling.  fresh revelations found, feelings revealed, a sound feeling when feeling sound

training:

3rds rocking- c/2 2/m are extremely fresh and releasing.
h15 variations -finding the 2nd line mapped tip to elbow.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

130518

piano fitness checks butt! finding  better posture is hearing better sound

training:

10 3rds
basic training
h 15 bl
5 finger start notes
big chords

practice
paae 
3
2 ending and trill
8 tremolos !!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

130516

piano fitness puSHit-  the 2m bouncing is the lynch pin release. aware of every knuckle initiating the arm movement, fingers respond as shaped by the music.


training:

10 3rds
h 15
big chords


performing:

m k333 ii for presto piano club sunday.


practicing:

op1  backwards

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

130514*

piano fitness puSHIT.

yesterday and today -  warm ups after john cage

great results from 2m released amazing control of sound and completely fresh awareness.




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

130409

piano fitness is more mapping.  continuous watching of the 2m bridge is the focus



practicing:

chopin 64.1 :
   back to basic 3 pulse counting
   changing the fingering in the a theme from 5 to 4
   slowly and finally able to understand the trill in m10!!
   exaggerating the pedal lift on count 3....
                     


Sunday, March 31, 2013

130331

piano fitness is the ultimate challenge.   perseverance pays off.


warmups
hanon 15 IN THREE COUNTS!!!  never tried it but it was fun.
10pairs
big chords
5 fingers

beethoven op 40 no 2 1st

practicing

paae  backwards

x- 7

Sunday, March 24, 2013

130324

piano fitness!  many changes since the last long ago posting.....

plans are underway for dad's memorial recital.

training:
10 pairs
5 finger


play:

beethoven; op49 no2 i

rehearsal with spot practicing.   one more week to reach goal of solid playing throughs...

Monday, January 21, 2013

121215

piano fitness is observing improvements.  each day awareness changes.  spreading the

130121

piano fitness promotes security.  the better it sounds, the better it feels.  the better it feels, the more security in playing.

pictures at an exhibition:

promenade- octaves
the gnome- lh trills, the ending
the old castle-balanced voices
gardens-rh preps for large chords
bydlo-
chick ballet-rh trills