Will M.

Lesson 11 Review

The lesson went really well. I met whatever criteria my instructor had in mind, which was less than what I’d put upon myself, but we were both satisfied with the output of work.

I played “Numb Fumblin'” and we talked about a couple of things to work on for next week. We then started discussing lead sheets and what song to start working on. I let him take the reins on that as I’m just happy to be exposed to whatever.

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Quick Break

I didn’t have lessons last week due to Easter Holiday and it kind of worked out because work has become quite busy. I’ve been a bit frustrated due to lack of time to practice, however, I’m still doing at least 30 minutes a day.

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Lesson 10 Review

It was good to be back in the learning mode today. Last week was fun to just play for someone else, but I’m always looking forward to continuing the educational process.

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Lesson 9 Review 

I had a fun time today. The substitute was friendly and gave some really good feedback for both the Sonatina as well as the Harlem Stride piece.

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Pre-Lesson 9 Review 

This week was again not like I was hoping for. Work kept me busy so I wasn’t able to put in the amount of time that I feel I should be. I averaged about 30 minutes a day when I like to go for at least an hour.

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Lesson 8 Review

We jumped right the Harlem Stride piece, “Numb Fumblin'” this week. What i had learned went over really well, and I received a great critique on things to work on. Pedaling being one of them. Not the priority, but just something to think on. I’ve got to push the pedal down to right where it starts to sustain, quickly lift off, and press down again. It’s going to be a challenge tracking the distance.

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Pre-Lesson 8 Review

Already at the 2nd month of lessons. The time does certainly fly. I wasn’t able to get as much practice in as I would like this week, but I do feel fairly confident that I’ve accomplished enough to meet at least my minimum standards.

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Pre-Lesson 7 Review

The week went pretty okay, as far as I know. I spent a lot of time with the metronome trying to get consistent speeds in the first and third movements, as well as trying to make the entire piece cohesive. I also ensured I practiced my phrasing and dynamics.

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No More Days!

So I completed my ‘100 Days of Blogging’ for the year last week. Although it wasn’t 100 consecutive days, it was pretty darn close, and a great first attempt as that is something I’ve never done before.

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