Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dotzauer #5

The short version:

I'm really dissatisfied with the result of this, but have been stretched a bit thin lately & it's really challenging to pick up in the middle of something ... so this is what emerged ... I'm not gonna do a rubric for this vid. b/c it's way overdue & I really don't think there's anything to be gained from it. I just needed to upload something so I can move past this & get the whole project running again.

On a good note, I've learned from the whole experience & I think I'm just starting to get the staccato thing (or at least how to do whatever I'm doing in a more relaxed fashion) ... I also learned about memorizing & what I need to do in the future to practice these.

I've decided to change the schedule to once every 2 weeks, because there are all these other things I'm working on and need to memorize (like Edensong material) ... that's all I care to write for now ... I'm hoping to start blogging a bit more regularly soon...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Resuming Dotzauer

There's a ton of stuff I want/need to blog about - just haven't had the time lately ...

Anyway, I'm starting up the Dotzauer Etudes again, but I'm changing the schedule ... I'm going to do one video every 2 weeks (and on the other week, I'm going to do an improv. video). This will give me more time to learn the etudes properly & reduce risk of physical injury (from trying to push myself too quickly)

Other recently past events include:
Epica Concert - was amazing
Edensong Audition - I'm now part of an awesome prog. rock band ... more on this soon
Finished writing solo album (now I have to record it)
Haiti Benefit - Brahms German Requiem & Barber's Adagio for Strings!!!
Concert at Beth El

Upcoming concert w/ December's Fall this weekend ... will write more on all this stuff soon...