Morning read: Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the US
Warmup/Improvisation/Technique – SI, SA, then DVs into opening chorale of Eric Ewazen’s Marimba Concerto
Mm. 40-end – played through 2x as block DVs
Mm. 1-12 – worked beat by beat at 85bpm, a few beats difficult, otherwise good – found that I can change sticking in m.1 to make this MUCH easier… 32notes between 1e can be played as DV in LH
5s – work without metronome, but around 65bpm, full runs of all 5s, m.58 beat 2 and 3 are keeping me from having whole section faster
DID NOT GET TO grace notes – DO THIS TOMORROW
Set up BD at home (16in floor tom with BD legs and mount) and at school (a 12in tom, with BD mount). I think I’m gonna do this with one foot. 😉
Played through a little, working on position of BD…didn’t actually practice much though.