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Practice Log for 05/10/2011 at 21:43:07

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on October 5, 2011

Sight Reading: Jacques’ “Sticky Toffee” (from “A Bag of Sweets”). This is a mock ragtime and went very badly. Hardly sight-reading at all. Meshing the left hand that jumps about and the right hand with little eight note “twists” was nigh on impossible. But like yesterday’s piece (Herbie Funky) it’s just this feature the means it deserves further study

Scales: Went OK. Completed another cycle around the circle of fifths. So do I increase the tempo? Dunno?

Pieces: Both went well today. Spent 3 minutes or so on each “phrase” of the Level-2 piece. Generally played the Level-3 piece in sections and occasionally played it end-to-end. It seems to be almost memorised although this wasn’t a target. So no doubt this is fairly superficial. I think I’ll need to make this a target.

After formal practice, had a lot of fun just playing and noodling about.

Total practice time for 05/10/2011 : 133 minutes

Number of tasks: 9

Task details (Time finished, Type, Title, Duration):
08:53 Study : Hanon Ex10 metronome 52 :6 mins
08:56 Warmup : C major focus patterns for left met116 :2 mins
08:59 Warmup : C major focus patterns for right met116 :2 mins
09:30 Scales&Arps : Scales 5 – Abmaj, Fmin,(4b), Ebmaj,Cmin,(3b) 66 :30 mins
12:18 Sightread : Sight Reading For Today, Joan Last, Grade 3 :15 mins
12:31 Sightread : Level 1 (Independant Level) – Grade2 – (Best of G2, Willia:12 mins
13:13 Pieces : Level 2 (Independant +1) ABRSM Grade3 200506 B1 Song :21 mins
13:32 Pieces : Level 3 (Independant +2) ABRSM Grade4 200506 Waltz (alt B) :15 mins
19:08 Scales&Arps : Scales 6 – Bbmaj,Gmin,(2b),Fmaj, Dmin,(1b) 66 :30 mins

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