Sindre's practice diary
Hello to you!
I'm glad to be doing this diary, and I'm sure it will help me. Also glad to be reading everyone else's inspiring diaries.
I have a lot goals for this year, so I've been thinking about how to structure my practice in the best way possible. I always do best when having just a few goals to focus on at the time. Or maybe even just one main goal.
I want to have a structure of having one baroque piece, one classical sonata, one romantic piece and/or jazz piece. In addition to this, I have my own pieces that I compose and need to practice. Also some technical exercises/Chopin etudes. On top of that I need to practice some singing, ear-training and drums. It may be a little too much, so I have to be smart about this and review time-management in a couple of weeks.
The pieces I will work on:
Baroque: Goldberg variations
Classical sonata: Mozart sonata nr 8 Am (k310) + maybe something new
Romantic: Brahms Intermezzo op 118 nr 2 (and hopefully finish Op. 39)
Jazz: Seascape (by Mandel, Bill Evans transcription) Also work on soloing and play/arrange several standard pieces.
My own compositions
I hope to update this diary at least once a week. I've been working on a little bit on everything and it's been okey, but think the sonata/goldberg demands a little more attention if I'm to finish any time soon.
Here is a video I did today of the sonata first movement, and I have some takaways.
- muscle memory pretty good. I was taken out by a small mistake, so it's not solid enough.
- should do some analysis and visualization to be more confident and sure of what I'm playing.
- should work with metronome.