PracticePrompt Blog

Practice Log for 31/12/2011 at 21:10:53

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on December 31, 2011

Total practice time for 31/12/2011 : 69 minutes
(more…)

Tagged with: , , ,

Practice Log for 30/12/2011 at 22:27:31

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on December 30, 2011

Total practice time for 30/12/2011 : 54 minutes
(more…)

Tagged with: , , ,

Practice Log for 29/12/2011 at 21:08:16

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on December 29, 2011

Total practice time for 29/12/2011 : 64 minutes
(more…)

Tagged with: , , ,

Practice Log for 28/12/2011 at 20:13:09

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on December 28, 2011

Started making some changes today. I’ve been focussed on ‘technique’ (well whatever that is really), but basically practicing lots of scales and Hanon, the target being to improve my left hand dexterity in particular, and speed overall. There has been progress since last September, but to the expense of just about everything else: sight reading and pieces.

So, I made some changes today. Lowered the tempo of scales. Although I’d just completed two cycles at mm=100, the 1/16th notes were very friable and unreliable. Some scales were very flaky at this tempo and should little progress on the second cycle. The net result being that I backed the tempo back off 100 to 84. I did some tests and found that the tricky scales were much more fluent at this tempo.

I also halved the number of scales in the study slot (down to 15 minutes). So today I made progress on some pieces and did some sight-reading from a method book.

A great session: further task details below….

Total practice time for 28/12/2011 : 76 minutes
(more…)

Tagged with: , , ,

Practice Log for 27/12/2011 at 21:37:03

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on December 27, 2011

Total practice time for 27/12/2011 : 99 minutes
(more…)

Tagged with: , , ,

Practice Log for 26/12/2011 at 20:41:49

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on December 26, 2011

Total practice time for 26/12/2011 : 80 minutes
(more…)

Tagged with: , , ,

Installing and running PracticePrompt under Windows Vista and Seven

Posted in PracticePrompt by elwynrees on December 26, 2011

Hi folks,

I’ve updated the main post about downloading and installing PracticePrompt.     However, I’ve also done a test under Vista and have looked into issues for Seven.

Windows Vista

I downloaded and installed the  PP22_setup.exe OK into a folder.  The setup routine ran OK, but I was required to click “Allow”  in a security dialogue.  The application appears to have installed to the new target directory and created the desktop icon successfully.

When running the application from the desktop I also got a Security dialogue that I selected “Allow” and PracticePrompt ran fine, adding, editing and saving tasks to log files.  The uninstall routine also ran cleanly.

Windows Seven

Found a link where I’m sure that the security/certificate issues are fully explained  here

Hope this helps!

PracticePrompt – The Practice Management Application

Posted in PracticePrompt by elwynrees on December 25, 2011

Welcome to PracticePrompt the application.    This is a FREEWARE Windows application (sorry nothing for Mac, Unix or Android!).

The main features:

  • Use it to manage your practice plan and  tasks.
  • Let it guide you through your practice session in real time.
  • Build up a data log of all your completed practice tasks that are then available for review and analysis.
PracticePrompt - A Windows application to manage practice tasks and run practice sessions

PracticePrompt - The Application

(more…)

Practice Log for 25/12/2011 at 16:41:13

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on December 25, 2011

Total practice time for 25/12/2011 : 52 minutes
(more…)

Tagged with: , , ,

Practice Log for 23/12/2011 at 21:48:58

Posted in Captain's Log by elwynrees on December 23, 2011

Total practice time for 23/12/2011 : 50 minutes
(more…)

Tagged with: , , ,