Practice Log for Saturday, 19 May 2018

focus on building speed and sight reading accuracy May 19, 2018 music
Topic Start Time End Time Notes
warm-up 13:06 13:18 q=70, 16ths MAB warm-up
scales 13:31 14:13 q=70 – 130, 8th notes 3rds (top) in Db
sight reading 15:30 15:56 q=70, C4 – C5
repertoire 23:43 23:53 more than words


I did a little metronome race to get the scale pattern down a little better. I only did this for D flat, but I also practiced G flat and A flat.

I’m not really sure about best “practices” when it comes to improving speed and accuracy of an action. I might see if there is any research on this subject.

Sight Reading

My sight reading seems to have improved a little bit. Fewer mistakes, overall, which I attribute to better previewing. This practice was pretty much the same as the last time I sight read, which was a few practices ago.

I tried a strategy of looking for two main things: large intervals and sequences of faster notes. I made few or no mistakes for each 30-bar section I read, so this seems to be a winninng formula. (Sight reading generated at


I learned the form of the song. First things first, I guess. Form is simple: A B C - A B C with a short interlude after the first C.

No time for any more today.

Randy Josleyn teacher-linguist-guitarist wannabe