Sunday, September 13, 2009
Learning the repertoire
Once in a while I'll "uncover" a familiar passage, which allows me to calibrate myself to the piece as a whole. I've not started worrying much about tempos, yet, although I do work with the metronome, slowly tick-tick-ticking beside me. Once I've worked these out, I'll begin picking up speeds.
I've taken a more haphazard approach than I usually do to new pieces, concentrating on just a few lines or even a few bars at a time, and then moving on. So far, it seems to be working.
In my excitement at learning these new pieces, I'd let my lesson studies slide somewhat. A few days ago I returned to the critical parts to avoid getting rusty - also, I do have a lesson next week...