So these are a month apart, thus progress will be slow I guess – but I do practice almost every day.
In Alfred, I have Morning Has Broken with the left hand (double arpeggio)second variation to practice, then Scherzo with its 3 different tempos, Introduction and Dance (part one is slower than part two), and La Cucaracha.
In Royal Conservatory – clean up the trouble spots and make sure tempo is even in Melody, Bourree in D Minor, Menuet en rondeau (both are new pieces), Chant (the jazzy one) needs to be played faster, with more energy into the fingertips – so I’ll work on that.
Ballade – sf means louder accent
– left hand melody should be more defined
– use of dynamics for more expression
Angel’s Voices – try block chording first, then play arpeggiated (reg.) version.
Hanon – ex. 1 – 3 go faster each time, play with strong fingers, circle wrists so they don’t get tense and sore.
That’s all (but for me, that a lot).
We have vistitors and so I do meals a little differently. I am finding that when I stick to my menus, we often have a lot of leftover food. Then if I skip a week, we can get back to “zero” and I can start all over again.
Wow I did it! I made everything I said I was going to make except for the plum pie. We were just eating the plums all the time, so no pie. It’s healthier that way anyway. There was so much food last week that it spilled over into this week. I’m not complaining though. Today’s dinner is supposed to be what we had for supper last Friday.
Br) Pancakes and fruit
Lu) Tortellini and Tomto Sauce (p. 62 SDL)
Su) Sweet and Spicy Beans (p. 123 SCD)
Br) Oatmeal porridge and fruit
Lu) Mexi-chili (p. 99 SDL)
Su) Polynesian Flank Steak and Frosted Banana Bars
Br) Cereal and fruit
Lu) Ham and cheese sandwiches
Su) Au gratin supper (p. 120 Rush Hour Recipes)
Br) Cinnabon clones
Lu) Soup from the cupboard and toast
Su) Sausage and Sourkraut