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Practice Log for 12/12/2009 at 19:55:26

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on December 12, 2009

Practice Log (version 1.1)

Total practice time for 12/12/2009 : 84 minutes

Number of tasks: 18

Task details (Time finished, Type, Title, Duration):
16:26 Warmup : Richard Meyrick’s 15 minute Finger Workouts :17 mins
17:02 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Slow play through :10 mins
17:14 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Slow play through :10 mins
17:42 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard Phrase – 1. in bar 31 :5 mins
17:47 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard Phrase – 2. in bar 34 :5 mins
17:52 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard Phrase – 3. in bar 49 :5 mins
18:09 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard sections – 9. bars 11-13 :2 mins
18:11 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard sections – 1. bars 17-20 :2 mins
18:14 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard sections – 2. bars 22-23 :3 mins
18:26 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard sections – 3. bars 30-32 :2 mins
18:28 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard sections – 4. bars 33/34 :2 mins
18:31 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard sections – 5. bars 34/36 :2 mins
18:34 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard sections – 6. bars 36/37 :2 mins
19:22 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard sections – 7. bars 45/46 :2 mins
19:24 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake…. Hard sections – 8. bars 48-49 :2 mins
19:29 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake… Sections 1 – 13 :3 mins
19:34 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake… sections 13 – 20 :5 mins
19:39 Pieces : Bach Busoni. Awake… Sections 20 – 30 :5 mins

Comment:
First practice in two weeks since I’ve been busy in work and have had to do some decorrating at home on top of that then I went down with some sort of flu like illness.

Its good to be back practicing again. To get started I did the Richard Meyrick finger exercises.

I then tried to play the piece (see tasks for details) and ran into a memory block at the beginning. Referring to the score it was one of those slap your forehead moments – “…how could I forget that?” After that all was OK and apart from that one place memory of the piece was nearly 100%. I think this little memory slips and recoveries are very important. It was a left hand passage the tripped me up so I’ve marked this spot on the score.

So it took just a few minutes or so to get over the memory block. After a two week break from the piece this was very pleasing. I’ll keep this in the practice schedule for the next week when this piece has a planned 2-week break which will mean dropping it until the New Year – tempus fugit etc…

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