|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.
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 randomsheetmusic.com.)
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.