We made some Soylent with oat flour instead of maltodextrin. It tastes like you’re drinking cardboard—which is actually quite an improvement.
Then we tried a variation that used 1 part coconut oil to 2 parts olive oil, as opposed to olive oil alone. That was quite a lot better. Previous Soylents had a certain disgustingness about them, and this version got rid of almost all of that.
It’s extremely filling.
I thought the B♭ Invention would be a lot harder than the A minor Invention because of all the 32nd notes, but I’ve learned the first eleven measures and have found it very easy going so far. The music seems to have a naturally slow and easy tempo, and the counterpoint is not tricky or complex.
Plan: Maintain my slow pace of one measure a day, five days a week. I’ll be taking off for a vacation next week, so I might not have access to a keyboard. I should be able to play the whole thing from start to finish by June 1.
I learned the 2-Part Invention in A minor, and have explored many ways of playing it, and can play it expressively, but I have yet to play it without making a mistake. The best I’ve done is two small mistakes.
It might help if I got a keyboard stand to hold the keyboard at the right height. I’ve always played it at an awkward height, either too high or too low.