You were all tired today! Must’ve been something in the air…
Tired, and unfocused you were, my dear! Please try to better stay on task in the lessons. You and I both will have much more fun, I promise you!! Also, please practice EVERY piece I sign for the week. Thank you!
Well, actually, you were pretty awake today. And wow!!! Such an improvement in your posture and hand/finger/arm formation while playing!! Good job. Remember to play EVERY staccato written, and always look a few notes ahead (in both clefs) to prepare for what’s coming up next. You don’t want to miss the Tempo Train!!!
Sensitize and strengthen your ear/finger coordination. Experiment with how articulating keys from finger pads to tips effects the note’s sound. Remember, your goal for lyricism is to a) make every melodic note (sound) special, and b) to CONNECT each of those notes like a chain of pearls. Music is ‘3-legged stool’ — 1. Rhythm 2. Lyricism 3. the quality of the Sound you produce while playing. Make sure you’re aware of and doing all three legs at all times while playing AND practicing (in slow motion).
See Mazin’s comment about music being a ‘3-legged stool’ above. No wait, it’s so important, I will write it again! Music is ‘3-legged stool’ — 1. Rhythm 2. Lyricism 3. the quality of the Sound you produce while playing. Make sure you’re aware of and doing all three legs at all times while playing AND practicing (in slow motion). You are, in fact, starting to become quite good at keeping these principles in mind while playing, but I cannot stress them enough. They are the key to musical liberation!!