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Practice Log for 29/08/2010 at 13:13:55

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on August 30, 2010

Practice Log (version 1.1)

Total practice time for 29/08/2010 : 81 minutes

Number of tasks: 17

Task details (Time finished, Type, Title, Duration):
08:41 Sightread : Speed Read Metronome 40 :2 mins
08:53 Sightread : Rhythmic Reading, Joan Last – Book 2 :10 mins
09:04 Sightread : Rhythmic Reading, Joan Last – Book 2 :10 mins
09:27 Sightread : DPRSP Hardy Test (ABRSM SR test 1-3) 2 per grade :10 mins
09:39 Sightread : Sight Reading for fun, Peter Lawson – Vol 3 Grade2 :10 mins
11:11 Sightread : Level 1 (Independant Level) :8 mins
11:20 Sightread : Level 1 (Independant Level) :8 mins
14:14 Pieces : Personal Je… Main Riff LH alone. Make automatic :1 mins
14:15 Pieces : Personal Je… First ‘theme’ Hard phrase 1 :1 mins
14:17 Pieces : Personal Je… First ‘theme’ Hard phrase 2 :1 mins
14:18 Pieces : Personal Je… First ‘theme’ Hard phrase 3 :1 mins
14:22 Pieces : Personal Je… Intro and first ‘theme’ (single notes) :4 mins
14:28 Pieces : Personal Je… Second ‘theme’ Phrase 1 :3 mins
14:31 Pieces : Personal Je… Second ‘theme’ Phrase 2 :3 mins
14:32 Pieces : Personal Je… Second ‘theme’ Phrase 3 :1 mins
14:37 Pieces : Personal Je… Second ‘theme’ (a) build up in stages :5 mins
14:50 Pieces : Personal Je… Second ‘theme’ Phrase 2 :3 mins

Comment:
A week focussed on Sight-reading method books. Finished some, started some more.
I picked up further copies from the library today. I’ve also got a few more on reserve ready for next Saturday.

I started an "independant" sight-reading task using Bartok’s Mikrokosmos book 1. I’m sight reading through these and should complete the first book later this week. The "Indpendant" task is meant to be your fluency sight-reading level. I’m finding it difficult to pick pieces for this and Mikrokosmos fits the bill nicely.

This task is critical since it ensure daily practice of sight-reading material at a level you can do, but which ought to be slightly challenging in parts. The progressive/graded nature of Mikrokosmos is a nice fit with this aim.

In addition to the "independant" task level, I ought (According to Dr Dianne Hardy’s protocol) now to be studying a grade 1 piece weekly and a grade 2 piece every few weeks. I just can’t bring myself to do this just yet. Perhaps a few more method books under the belt. I’d prefer to be studying grade 2 &3 for these slots. So may hang fire on this for a while….

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