Thursday, April 02, 2009
A Most Satisfying Lesson
We started right in working on my newest piece (the Breval Sonata in C Major - Rondo grazioso). I explained my new approach - slow and deliberate from the start using the metronome; learning rhythms first.
So we started playing it... [now, here's where I usually complain about how badly I flubbed it - especially on the first run-through. BUT NOT THIS TIME!] Sure, I had a few minor problems, but managed for the most part to keep on going. I've only worked on the first half, so we stopped there and went back to go over a few issues, but there weren't that many, for a change. Then we started sight reading through the second half, and I managed quite well there too. Now, I think I'm ready to start working on it.
Finally, I talked about how those darn Mooney "Double Stop" pieces intimidate me. She had several suggestions that I'm looking forward to trying out, tomorrow.
It is such a relief to be able to show progress after so many frustrating months being stuck on that first Breval movement!
Y'know, that Breval Sonata, although easy by professional standards, is real music and a real accomplishment.
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