Thursday, April 10, 2008
Where the author prepares to display his paltry musical skills once again
I used Finale PrintMusic to combine the two parts of the showtune into one score to help us coordinate with one-another. The way Finale arranges the measures, it's easy to count the beats and see what I'm supposed to be playing in conjunction with the other part.
At my last lesson, I asked my teacher to recommend some bowings for the Matz piece, and I've been busy trying to incorporate them. Today, finally, I got it all right. Whew, I'd begun to worry I wouldn't be ready with this one.
I really enjoy playing with my trio partners. We work so well together with a lot of respect for each other's abilities and efforts.
It was helpful to listen to Emily's podcast this week about performance preparation. The key message I took away from that was to know my parts completely, inside and out so I could play them blindfolded.
Well, I think I'll be ready.
Looking forward to hearing all about the concert!
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