Practice Notes

I’m always asking my students about their practice. So why not share some of my own practice notes? I began this project at the beginning of 2021, with the intention to do it for an entire year. It’s really time-consuming to make practice notes, and then relay them to a Web page, where maybe just a couple of people would ever see them, and probably no one except me would really care. But it was good discipline. I made it to the middle of May, which is where I decided to end the project.

I was very productive during this period, learning pieces for the first two installments of Piano Postludes in 2021: España of Albeniz in February and the first four Danzas Españolas (Spanish Dances) of Granados in May. Although I spent quite a bit of time thoroughly learning these, far more practice went to the two Goyescas of Granados that along with Quejas, learned in late 2020, have gotten me halfway through this incredibly difficult suite.

2021 January

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
  • Begin: Plugin Setup Day
2
  • Prepare for CCM Rehearsal
3
  • Learn Tango from España of Albeniz
  • Practice Bach P&F 13 in F# Major
  • Record Piano for 2 Music Monday Episodes
4
5
6
  • Practice Bach P&F 14 in F# minor
7
  • Try and Fail at Video Editing
8
9
10
11
  • Post Music Monday Recordings At Last!
12
13
  • Prepare for CCM Service
14
15
16
  • Prepare for CCM Service
17
  • Learn Preludio from España of Albéniz
18
19
20
  • Practice Goyescas 3,4 of Granados
21
22
23
24
  • Listen to Goyescas 3 of Granados
  • Practice Goyescas 3,4 of Granados
25
  • Post Music Monday and Old Video
26
27
28
29
30
  • Prepare for CCM Service
31
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Last Updated 2021-07-15 | Originally Posted 2021-01-01