January 20, 2020--Practice Blog


Day 20.

Long day at work. One class canceled because student had a migraine. Music Appreciation lectures are always hard--more especially ones that dwell entirely on standard terminology that is used. Glad today is done.

Went to work at 9 am. Worked on class stuff until 11 (first class canceled) and practiced piano for an hour. Taught second class then had a meeting for a university committee. Taught a piano lesson. After writing a couple emails, I went to practice organ for an hour and a half. Two choir practices brings me to the end of the day. Looking forward to curling up with a book before bed.

On the piano, I worked on memorizing the last movement of Beethoven's Op. 10 No. 2. It is the most contrapuntal of the three movements of the sonata, but not that harmonically complicated. There is a section at the recapitulation that is giving me some problems as the fast moving parts are different than in the exposition.

On the organ, I sight read through the Lent preludes from the Orgelbuchlein, worked a bit on figured bass harmonization and improvisation. I am getting better at it and am using it during church services to fill in on short sections of ritual such as passing of the peace and children's time. Usually, I will improvise around a well known tune or hymn that will lead into the next section or hymn logically. Yesterday, since we had a blizzard, I improvised around "let it snow" during the children's time. I also improvised on "Finlandia" for the passing of the peace. Then I worked on the fugue of BWV 536--working on speeding it up with accuracy. Currently have it at Quarter Note equals 130 pretty securely. I also was able to spend some time on the opening of Vierne's Finale from the first symphony.

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  


Congratulations @contrabot, you successfuly trended the post shared by @jeremyowens9501!
@jeremyowens9501 will receive 1.01501100 TRDO & @contrabot will get 0.67667400 TRDO curation in 3 Days from Post Created Date!

"Call TRDO, Your Comment Worth Something!"

To view or trade TRDO go to steem-engine.com
Join TRDO Discord Channel or Join TRDO Web Site

deranged You just received DERANGED @jeremyowens9501 Keep up the great work, view all your tokens at steem-engine.com

coffeea Lucky you @jeremyowens9501 here is your COFFEEA, view all your tokens at steem-engine.com Vote for c0ff33a as Witness

Your post has been supported and upvoted from the Classical Music community on Steemit as it appears to be of interest to our community. We also support jazz and folk music posts!

If you enjoy our support of the #classical-music community, please consider a small upvote to help grow the support account!

You can find details about us below.

The classical music community at #classical-music and Discord. Follow our community accounts @classical-music and @classical-radio or follow our curation trail (classical-radio) at SteemAuto!

Delegation links: 10SP, 25SP, 50SP, 75SP, 100SP, 150SP, 200SP, 250SP, 500SP, 1000SP

Congratulations @jeremyowens9501, your post successfully recieved 1.015011 TRDO from below listed TRENDO callers:

@contrabot earned : 0.676674 TRDO curation

To view or trade TRDO go to steem-engine.com
Join TRDO Discord Channel or Join TRDO Web Site