In my last post I started a 30 day challenge – to get two Bach preludes under my fingers within 30 days. The basic idea is that New Year’s resolutions are really hard to keep, but shorter-term goals are much more tractable.
During tonight’s practice I played both preludes through around 70% tempo. There were lots of glitches still, but I was pleasantly surprised that only a week of sustained effort made such a difference! Yes, I’ve read that advice from countless musicians: practice every day, even if you’re not in the mood. This is probably the first week I’ve practiced every single day since… college? It shows. My sight reading is getting sharper, too, as I revisit other pieces I haven’t touched in a very long time.
That’s all for now!