Thursday, December 4, 2008


I've memorized Españoletas and Miami to an extent...I will go over it a few times in the morning to try and solidify it.

Memorizing Miami and Espanoleta

It takes a lot longer to memorize a song than to learn how to play it, I spent an hour memorizing the first to lines to Miami yesterday. I am still perfecting them. My method is to use a sheet of paper to cover the rest of the lines and focusing one one measure at a time.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Practice 11/10

I practiced Espanolitas, Excersise 10, and Miami with the metronome today

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I practiced Españolita for an hour yesterday, I found it difficult to practice with a metronome because I had a hard time figuring out how to count the dotted quarter notes and eighth notes. I also reviewed Andante, Exercise 10, and the Waltz.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Practiced exercise 10 and andante today with the metronome. Progress is good.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Exercise 10

I practiced exercise 10 with the metronome at 80 sixteenth notes per minute. I tried practicing the piece backwards and this new way of practicing helped to smooth out some of the rough parts of the piece. I practiced for about 45 minutes and I feel like I am making good progress.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Excersise 10

I practiced exercise 10 with the metronome at 80 bpm, It is tough to stay on tempo but i'm improving

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I have found excersise no. 10 (aguado) to be a pretty difficult piece to master. There are a lot more notes and the fingerings are strange, for example in the second measure the piece has me play e on the b string and then the open high e string right after rather than just hitting the open high e string twice. I am struggling through the first few phrases now and I hope I can have the whole piece by the end of the week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I practiced Andante today, the piece is significantly more difficult than the Waltz but with enough practice I will be alright

Monday, September 1, 2008

Day 1

I practiced the waltz today. I didn't really encounter to many problems. Its a relatively easy piece to play. I need to work on it with a metronome tomorrow.