Surface Drifts (first session)
Warmup – DV 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-note build; SI 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 2/4 combinations
Mm. 40-end memory check – about 95% accurate with dynamics, pitch, and rhythm!!!! Like yesterday, I did this as a speed run, hoping my mind and hands would be able to think faster than the piece actually requires.
Mm. 1-31 (including grace notes in m. 9 and m. 23) – played thru several times from memory
Mm. 31-39 – learned notes (one beat at a time)
Mm. 40-end memory check – same as above = good!
Sight read Bach Sonata
Surface Drifts (second session)
Ran ALL (looking at music ONLY mm. 31-39) – again, at least 95% accuracy
Mm. 1-31 – worked with metronome at 1/8th note at 80bpm; first, played through with metronome hands separate; then, hands together, working through each phrase numerous times, requiring at least 5-8x with 95% accuracy before moving on. Then, ran mm. 1-31 as written, with metronome at 1/8th note = 80bpm, and at 100bpm…both tempos pretty good. Start at 100bpm next time.
Mm. 31-39 – worked without metronome
M. 28 Learned grace notes (R and L hands separate still for all grace notes); still need to learn grace notes in m. 40