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  • Judiann Maddigan

    28 March, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Here’s my practice list for this week.

    Warm-up: 7th chords, alternating hands.

    Exercises: Grossi pg 10 ex 19 & 21, slowly with metronome.

    Learning: The Gentle Maiden, Christy-Lyn’s Mahogany Moon.

    Play twice through random repertoire pieces.

    Some sight-reading.

    For this week’s technique, I’m following Carolyn Deal’s Harp Tutorial 157 Hovercraft. I want to be able to place all 4 fingers simultaneously for 7th chords in both hands, and I am not 100% secure in that hand shape yet.

    Last week I tried to memorize two pieces. They are only partly done, and both still have pauses. Next time I’ll try to memorize only one piece at a time. Last week’s technique goal was to play with more expression. That went really well and was totally fun to do. 😃

    Connie LoPorto @connieL has suggested that we try to smile in our videos. I’m going to practice smiling while I’m playing this week. The theory is that if I smile while learning a piece, it will feel more natural to smile while performing it. Besides, practice is more fun and relaxing when I’m smiling through it.

    How about you?