Bit the bullet. Set the alarm clock next to my bed that I haven’t used in years other than as a time display, and got up just after 7am to practice. If I’m going to be serious about this, it’s what I gotta do. I’m actually going to try to get up at 6:30am instead, to give me even more time in the morning. The one and a half hours I had this morning just wasn’t sufficient. I’ve allowed another ¾ hour later in the day today to practise some more, but I really do want to get at least 2 hours in each morning before I do anything else at all. I know. I hear you out there. This is not rocket science. That’s not a new idea, is it. I know.
Today’s practice consisted of a ½ hour of scales to begin. I can’t believe how much I’ve lost in this area. I used to be so good with my scales and arpeggios. Ah well. So, I started with C. Obvious place to start, right. I think I spent too many minutes stunned, staring at the music book in shock. I got to get over myself, and get into it seriously, which I plan to do tomorrow. I also need to ask KF if the book I’m using for my scales and arpeggios is a good one, or if he thinks I need to get something else.
Next, onto Czerny. 1 and 2 are pretty much under my belt, so I moved onto 3. Not too bad. A cup of tea, and onto Brahms’ Rhapsody in G Minor, Op 79, No.2. Those first two pages are starting to sound like something. I even have ventured onto the next couple pages. I also spent a little time on Mozart, just a very little. Sonata in F, K332, 1st mov’t. I used to play this really well too. Well, the thing is now that preparing to audition in November for acceptance into the BMus degree next year has my practising take on a whole new approach. Exciting. Very exciting.