Music Learning Notes (Classical Guitar) 03/09/2020

It’s been quite a week! A lot of bewilderingly good things happening but I’ve also been run off my feet chasing deadlines. Despite all that, I’ve managed to consistently do over an hour of CG practice a day and it’s given me good results. I am a bit lax/imperfect on a couple of things I…

Music Learning Notes (Classical Guitar) 17/08/2020

I start working with Teacher #4 presumably next week. In the meanwhile, I’ve practicised Preludium by Dowland and Dedicatoria by Guzman so many times that I think I need to work on newer pieces just so I don’t get stuck in a “oh I’m just going to be learning three exam pieces” rut. Even if…

Music Learning Notes (Piano) 17/08/2020

I figured I’d better post here about my piano work as a motivation to keep going. I had a few days off last week, and the week before. And tonight. Surprisingly, when I started playing again over the weekend, I’d gotten better. I think part of this slowness is because I’ve been working on properly…

Music Learning Notes (Piano) 15/07/2020

Well, it’s high time that my piano learning progress got its own posts. Right now I’ve slowed down a bit on the piano because I only have so many hours in the day and I’m also focusing on the Classical Guitar more. Nevertheless, progress is steadily made and I have more keyboard confidence than in…

Music Learning Notes (Classical Guitar) 14/07/2020

My Trinity exam sheet music books arrived last week and it was fantastic for my mental/emotional health. My brain fog lifted and I’m back to practising 2-4 hours a day. The downside is that my left hand is starting to hurt again so Tuesday is going to be a music rest day (while I finalise…

Saturday Soiree 11/07/2020

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Elegie by Sergei Rachmaninoff Giovanni Sollima & Solisti Aquilani, Concerto in Sol maggiore per violoncello e archi G.480 by Luigi Boccherini Alisa Weilerstein, Amorarmor by Osvaldo Golijov Eleanor Kelly, Dedicatoria by Carmen Guzman Did a quick play-through of Carmen Guzman‘s Dedicatoria from the Trinity Grade 5 2020-2023 exam book earlier. Found it lovely,…

Music Learning Notes 08/07/2020

The past few weeks have been an uphill slog, music practice-wise. The horrible online stuff suffered dulled my brain to the extent that I was barely able to think straight, let alone play guitar. That, plus the hand injury set me back a few weeks. I’ve just been working on those to focus on the…