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Day 4: Sorry for not posting earlier! My phone died on my way to practice and I didn’t have my charger with me. Because of this, I wasn’t able to record myself today, but I did take pictures of what I worked on!
I jumped into Strauss 2 just for fun today, and almost have the first two lines down. The arpeggios make it difficult to use too much pressure, therefore I think this is a good piece to work on considering my current problems. Also, I didn’t take a picture of it, but I ended up going back to the church to rehearse Strauss 1 with my friend, and things feel much better. I think in another week or so, I’ll have the first movement where I want it!
Also while at the church I decided to read through this piece by Rossini. I can’t tell if I like it yet, but it’s different than a lot of the stuff I normally play so I thought why not branch out. I not sure how often I’ll work on this, but it will probably be fun every once in a while!
Finally, I started polishing up Pavan for an upcoming concert. I have never played first on this piece, and am very excited to take the solo! I am working on playing each phrase without taking a breath in between, and can get most of the way, but usually fade on the last note. Does anyone have any good breathing exercises?
Let me know your thoughts! 😄👍🏽