Juan Carlos' Practice Diary

I think it will help me to write this diary like other members of Tonebase Community; at least one post a week (on Fridays). But I don't know if I'll be able of fulfill it...

These are my goals for the next weeks (and more 馃):

1. Bach's French Suite n潞 5. I love this piece, playing it makes happy because of its kind spirit. I'd like to play it by heart in a video.

2. Bach's Goldberg Variations. In relations with our "Long-term Challenge" in Tonebase. I'd like to play an abridged version (to begin with): Aria, 1, 2, 4, 5, 13, 18, 19, 30, Aria. I've been working on it for several weeks. 

3. Of course, Chopin's Prelude n潞 15 "Raindrop". I have to play it in the Inaugural Tonebase Community Concert.

4. More Chopin: Etudes op. 10 (1, 3 and 5).

5. And review other pieces so as not to forget them...

I know 馃檮, that's the problem when someone as unorganized as me has to write something like a practice diary. 

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  • Can't wait to hear you, Juan Carlos!

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  • Great to see your plan, Juan Carlos! Looking forward to hear all the great pieces you are working on!

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  • Nice to see your list!
    I love French Suite 5 also! I would like to revisit it as well soon. I get mesmerized almost playing Bach. 
    It is hard to juggle all the music you want to learn, revisit, maintain. I make lists and then lose them for a while. I have several notebooks floating around, I like to go back and see the date I started and how long I worked on pieces, even though it鈥檚 not sequential. I hope I adhere to my plan a little more with this Tonebase diary! 
    Looking forward to hearing your Raindrop prelude! 

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 3 mths ago
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      Susan Yes, I see we have the same problems with the "notebooks floating around" 馃槀. Well, let's trust in our new Tonebase diary馃

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    • Juan Carlos Olite I feel better knowing I鈥檓 not the only one. 馃槃馃憤

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  • Since I have not prepared yet to Bach's French Suite 5 or Goldbergs..., here I have a video of the well-known Chopin's Waltz in A minor (op. posth.). It was a beautiful surprise to watch in a movie (Desire for Love) that Chopin is playing this music for... George Sand: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htpskv7bA7Q)

     

    So, one of the pieces I don't want to forget.

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      • Sindre Skarelven
      • Pianist, composer and piano teacher
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      • 3 mths ago
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      Juan Carlos Olite Well done with this lovely waltz! I enjoyed very much your execution of the ornaments. 

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    • Juan Carlos Olite gorgeous playing on the A minor waltz! Well done! 馃憦馃徎馃憦馃徎馃憦馃徎

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 3 mths ago
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      Sindre Skarelven Thank you so much, Sindre! It is a beautiful piece!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
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      Susan Thank you very much, Susan!

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    • Juan Carlos Olite I really enjoyed your 鈥淩aindrop鈥 prelude yesterday! It is one of my favorites, and you played it so beautifully. 

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
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      Susan Oh, Thank you so much, Susan! It was another challenge, I was a bit nervous... But, since you mentioned it, I have a question for you: Do you remember if there was some problems with the audio quality sound? Because with Zoom I couldn't use the Shure mic and I bought another microphone (Blue Yeti) and I am not sure if it worked good enough...

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    • Juan Carlos I could not notice you were nervous. Congratulations for rising to the challenge! I admire everyone who stepped out and played on this first Tonebase recital for being so brave. I am always nervous when I perform. I think the mic worked well - I don鈥檛 recall any problems. I was focusing on how beautiful your phrasing was.

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 3 mths ago
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      Susan Rogers Oh, thank you Susan once again! You are very kind. I was a bit worried with the new mic. Well, and now... Schubert!

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  • wow! I just love it!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 3 mths ago
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      Aline Valade Thank you so much, Aline!

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  • Beautiful, Juan Carlos Olite !!!!

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