Peter's Practice Log

:canada:  Sunday, November 13, 2022 (Day 118)  :clock1:  1 pomodoro cycles

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ A♭, G♭, F, Fm, G, E, G♯m, Em, D
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • A♭, G♭ , broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
    • F, Fm, G, Em , broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
  2. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      Bm, Gm, D: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending ⇒ C, G, F, Am

:maple_leaf:  Monday, November 14, 2022 (Day 119)  :clock4:  4 pomodoro cycles

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ C, E♭, F♯m, Fm, B, Em, D♯m, G♯m
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • C, Em, broken @ 80-bpm, solid @ 160-bpm
    • E♭*, broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 92-bpm *more practice needed
    • F♯m, B, G♯m, broken @ 52-bpm, solid @ 104-bpm
    • Fm, D♯m, broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
  2. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      B♭, D, E♭*: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending ⇒ C, B
  4. Major 9ᵗʰ chord drills: Open position (stacked 3ʳᵈˢ) chord voicing
    circle of fourths

REPERTOIRE

  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners
    experimenting with transition from end of verse 2 to repeat of verse 1
          move RH up one octave

MUSIC

  • Bud Powell Trio, The Amazing Bud Powell (1954); [categorized as Bebop]
1 Like

:maple_leaf:  Tuesday, November 15, 2022 (Day 120)  :clock4:  4 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ Cm, G, B♭, C♯m, Bm, D♯m
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Cm, broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
    • G, broken @ 80-bpm, solid @ 160-bpm
    • B♭, Bm , broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
  2. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending ⇒ Cm, G
  3. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      E♭, B♭, Bm: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
  4. Major 9ᵗʰ chord drills: Open position (stacked 3ʳᵈˢ) chord voicing
    circle of fourths

REPERTOIRE

  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners
    still experimenting with transition from end of verse 2 to repeat of verse 1
      move RH up one octave; add flourish
  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-16, HT @ 72-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
1 Like

:maple_leaf:  Wednesday, November 16, 2022 (Day 121)  :clock3:  3 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT) ✓
    random selection ⇒ D, F, G♭, B, E♭, Cm
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • D, G♭, B, Cm, E♭: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
    • F: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
  2. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      D, E♭, Bm: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending ⇒ D, F, C, G
  4. Major 9ᵗʰ chord drills: Open position (stacked 3ʳᵈˢ) chord voicing
    circle of fourths

COURSES / LESSONS

  • ↻ Jazzy Christmas Lessons: “Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version
    ⟶ (to time index 7:47)
  • ↻ Extended Chords & Voicings: Major & Minor 9ᵗʰ Chord Drills
    ⟶ (to time index 5:07)

TRANSCRIPTIONS

  • “Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-5

REPERTOIRE

  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners
  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-16, HT @ 72-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-6
1 Like

:maple_leaf:  Thursday, November 17, 2022 (Day 122)  :clock3:  3 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ Em, D♭, Dm, A♭, E♭, D♯m
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Em, Dm: broken @ 80-bpm, solid @ 160-bpm
    • D♭, A♭ D♯m: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
  2. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      E♭, A, D, Gm: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending ⇒ C, G, D, A, F, B♭
    *C, G played over two-octaves

COURSES / LESSONS

  • ↻ Jazzy Christmas Lessons: “Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version
    ⟶ (to time index 8:18)

TRANSCRIPTIONS

  • “Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 5-8

REPERTOIRE

  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-7
  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners

MUSIC

  • Leif Ove Andsnes, Dvorák: Poetic Tone Pictures, Op.85
  • Duke Ellington, “In a Sentimental Mood”
  • George Shearing, “What Is This Thing Called Love”
  • Fred Nardin Trio, “New Waltz”

:maple_leaf:  Thursday, November 18, 2022 (Day 123)  :clock2:  2 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ A, B♭, G, A♯m, D♭, Cm
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • A♯m: broken @ 46-bpm, solid @ 92-bpm
    • B♭, A: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
    • G: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
  2. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      B♭ A, D: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
  3. Major & minor 9ᵗʰ chord drills: Open position (stacked 3ʳᵈˢ) chord voicing ✓
    circle of fourths
  4. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending ⇒ C, G, D, A, F, B♭
    *C, G, D played over two-octaves; D @ 72-bpm

REPERTOIRE

  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-6

:maple_leaf:  Saturday, November 19, 2022 (Day 124)  :clock1:  1 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ Gm, Fm, G♭, C, Em, A♯m
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Gm, A♯m: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
    • Fm, G♭: broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
    • C, Em: broken @ 80-bpm, solid @ 160-bpm
  2. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      Gm, E♭, Bm, D, B♭: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
      more practice on Bm
  3. Major & minor 9ᵗʰ chord drills: Open position (stacked 3ʳᵈˢ) chord voicing
    circle of fourths(only C, F, B♭, E♭ minors)
  4. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending ⇒ C, G, D, A, F, B♭
    *C, G, D played over two-octaves
  5. Formula pattern scales ⇒ C, G, D, Cm harmonic

COURSES / LESSONS

  • ↻ Jazzy Christmas Lessons: “Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version
    ⟶ (time index 4:25 to 10:05)

REPERTOIRE

  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-16, HT @ 72-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-12
  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners

MUSIC

  • George Shearing, The Shearing Piano (1957)

:maple_leaf:  Sunday, November 20, 2022 (Day 125)  :clock2:  2 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ E♭, Fm, A♯m, F, D♭, B
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • E♭, A♯m: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
    • Fm : broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
    • F, D♭ : broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
  2. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      E♭, B♭, Gm, A: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending ⇒ C, G, D, A, F, B♭

REPERTOIRE

  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-16, HT @ 72-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
    • Kabalevsky, Op.39, No.17, “Folk Dance”
      — mm. 1-8, HT @ 60-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-12
  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners

:maple_leaf:  Monday, November 21, 2022 (Day 126)  :clock3:  3 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ G, Dm, D♭, D♯m, A, Am
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • G, Dm, Am: broken @ 80-bpm, solid @ 160-bpm
    • D♭, A: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
    • D♯m: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
  2. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      E♭, A, D, Gm: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
  3. Major 9ᵗʰ chord drills: Open position (stacked 3ʳᵈˢ) chord voicing
    circle of fourths
  4. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending (HT) ⇒ C, G, D, A, F, B♭
    *C, G, D played over two-octaves
  5. Random chords from 24-keys: 12 Major & minor triads; 12 Major 7ᵗʰ chords ✓
    using GitHub Random Chord Generator

REPERTOIRE

  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners ✓
  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-12 ✓
  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major” ✓
      — mm. 1-16, HT @ 72-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
    • Kabalevsky, Op.39, No.17, “Folk Dance” ✓
      — mm. 1-8, HT @ 60-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)

:maple_leaf:  Tuesday, November 22, 2022 (Day 127)  :clock3:  3 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ Bm, Gm, Am, G♭, D♯m, E
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Bm, Gm: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
    • G♭, D♯m, E : broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
    • Am : broken @ 80-bpm, solid @ 160-bpm
  2. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      Bm, Gm, B♭, A, D: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending (HT) ⇒ C, G, D, F*, A, B♭
    *C, G, D, F played over two-octaves
  4. Random chords from 24-keys (HS) ✓
    • 24 Major & minor triads
    • 12 Major 7ᵗʰ chords
  5. Minor 9ᵗʰ chord drills: Open position (stacked 3ʳᵈˢ) chord voicing
    C, F, B♭, E♭, A♭, D♭

REPERTOIRE

  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-16, HT @ 72-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
    • Kabalevsky, Op.39, No.17, “Folk Dance”
      — mm. 1-8, HT @ 60-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-12
  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners

:maple_leaf:  Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (Day 128)  :clock1:  1 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      B♭, D, Bm: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
  2. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ Fm, G♭, D♯m, Dm, E, Am
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Fm, G♭, D♯m, E: broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
    • Am, Dm: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending (HT) ⇒ C, G, D, A, F, B♭
    *C, G, D, F played over two-octaves

REPERTOIRE

  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners
  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-24, HT @ 72-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
    • Kabalevsky, Op.39, No.17, “Folk Dance”
      — mm. 1-8, HT @ 60-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)

:maple_leaf:  Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Day 129)  :clock2:  2 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      Gm, D, A, Bm: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
  2. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ A, Fm, Bm, Gm, F♯m, C♯m
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • A: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending (HT) ⇒ C, G, D, A, F, B♭
    *C, G, D, F, A played over two-octaves

REPERTOIRE

  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-16, HT @ 72-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners

:maple_leaf:  Friday, November 25, 2022 (Day 130)  :clock2:  2 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      E♭, B♭, D: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm ✓
      begin cycling through three keys rather than practicing one at a time
  2. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ G♭, E, Am, D♭, F, Fm, Dm
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • G♭, D♭: broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
    • E: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
    • Am: broken @ 80-bpm, solid @ 166-bpm
  3. Random chords from 24-keys (RH)
    • 22 Major & minor triads, 1ˢᵗ inversion
    • 23 Major 7ᵗʰ chords
  4. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending (HT) ⇒ C, G, D, F, A, B♭
    *C, G, D, F, A played over two-octaves

REPERTOIRE

  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners ✓
  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-16, HT @ 72-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)

:maple_leaf:  Saturday, November 26, 2022 (Day 131)  :clock2:  2 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      Gm⟶Bm⟶E♭: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
  2. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ Dm, F♯m, Am, E, G, A, Fm
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Root position & inversions:
      • F♯m: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
      • Dm, Am, G: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm

REPERTOIRE

  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners
  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-24, HT @ 96-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time)
  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-12

:maple_leaf:  Sunday, November 27, 2022 (Day 132)  :clock4:  4 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT) ✓
      A⟶B♭⟶E♭+D, A: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
  2. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ D, A, G♭, F, A♭, E
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Root position triads & inversions:
      • D, A, G♭, A♭, E: broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
      • F: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending (HT) ⇒ C, G, D, F, A, B♭
    * C, G, D, F, A played over two-octaves
  4. Random chords from 24-keys (HS)
    • 29 Major & minor triads, root & 1ˢᵗ inversion

TRANSCRIPTIONS

  • “Merry Little Christmas,” lead sheet

REPERTOIRE

  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners
  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-12

:maple_leaf:  Monday, November 28, 2022 (Day 133)  :clock4:  4 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      E♭⟶D⟶Bm: broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm ★★★
    • Two-octave scales @ 96-bpm (HT) ✓
      B, G, C minor harmonic; B, G, C minor melodic
    • Chromatic scale, one-octave starting on C, 104-bpm (HS) ✓
  2. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ Dm, G♯m, B, Em, Cm, E♭
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Root position & inversions:
      • G♯m, Cm: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
      • E♭, B: broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
      • Dm, Em: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending (HT) ⇒ C, G, D*, F, A, B♭
    * C, G, D, F, A played over two-octaves
  4. Random chords from 24-keys (HS)
    • 48 Major 7ᵗʰ chords
  5. Ear Training ⇒ Perfect 8 ᵗʰ, minor 3 ʳᵈ, Major 3 ʳᵈ (20-minutes)

COURSES / LESSONS

  • ↻ Jazzy Christmas Lessons: “Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version
    ⟶ (time index 9:28 to 11:00)

REPERTOIRE

  • “Home For Christmas” for Beginners ✓
  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-15
  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-24, HT @ 96-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time) ✓
    • Kabalevsky, Op.39, No.17, “Folk Dance”
      — mm. 1-8, HT @ 60-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time) ✓
  • Czerny, Op.139, “One Hundred Progressive Studies for the Piano”
    • No.1, mm. 1-8

:maple_leaf:  Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (Day 134)  :clock2:  2 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT) ✓
      A⟶E♭⟶Bm+Gm: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
    • Two-octave scales @ 96-bpm (HT)
      B, G, C minor harmonic; B, G, C minor melodic
    • Chromatic scale, one-octave starting on C, 104-bpm (HS) ✓
  2. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ Dm, Gm, F♯m, A, A♯m, E
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Root position & inversions:
      • F♯m, A♯m: broken @ 56-bpm, solid @ 112-bpm
      • A: broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
      • Dm: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
  3. Scales in 10ᵗʰˢ, one-octave ascending (HT) ⇒ C, G, D*, F, A, B♭
    * C, G, D, F, A played over two-octaves
  4. Ear Training ⇒ Perfect 8ᵗʰ, minor 3ʳᵈ, Major 3ʳᵈ (15-minutes)

COURSES / LESSONS

  • ↻ Jazzy Christmas Lessons: “Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version
    ⟶ (time index 11:06 to 11:46)
  • Cocktail Piano Improvisation: E♭ Major Diatonic Harmony

REPERTOIRE

  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-16 ✓
  • Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4: Études
    • Duvernoy, Op.176, No.24, “Étude in C Major”
      — mm. 1-24, HT @ 96-bpm (on quarter note, 2/4 time) ✓
  • Czerny, Op.139, “One Hundred Progressive Studies for the Piano”
    • No.1, mm. 1-8 ✓

MUSIC

  • Simon Mulligan, Christmas At Steinway Hall (2017)
  • Simon Mulligan, A Steinway Romance (2021)
  • Lee Anne Womack, The Season for Romance (2002)

:maple_leaf:  Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (Day 135)  :clock1:  1 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      B♭⟶E♭⟶D: broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
      need more work on B♭
    • Two-octave scales @ 96-bpm (HT)
      B, G, C minor harmonic; B, G, C minor melodic
    • Chromatic scale, one-octave starting on C, 104-bpm (HS)
  2. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ Cm, F, G♭, C, Dm, G♯m
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Root position & inversions:
      • Cm, G♭: broken @ 60-bpm, solid @ 120-bpm
      • F, C, Dm: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm
  3. Cocktail Piano Improv: E♭ Major exercises
    251 & 36251 progressions w/ spread voicings

COURSES / LESSONS

  • Cocktail Piano Improvisation: 3-Note Spread Voicings
    ⟶ (to time index 2:48)

REPERTOIRE

  • "Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version, mm. 1-16
  • Czerny, Op.139, “One Hundred Progressive Studies for the Piano”
    • No.1, mm. 1-8

:maple_leaf:  Thursday, December 1, 2022 (Day 136)  :clock1:  1 pomodoro cycles
  15-minute warm-up

FOUNDATIONS

  1. Royal Conservatory of Music, Level 4 Technical:
    • Tonic triads & inversions, broken & solid, 2 octaves ascending (HT)
      B♭⟶D⟶Bm: broken @ 66-bpm, solid @ 132-bpm
    • Two-octave scales @ 96-bpm (HT)
      B, G, C minor harmonic; B, G, C minor melodic
    • Chromatic scale, one-octave starting on C, 104-bpm (HS)
  2. Two-octave scales + one-octave broken tonic triads & inversions (HT)
    random selection ⇒ G, G♯m, D, Dm, Bm, B
    • All two-octave scales @ 104-bpm
    • Root position & inversions:
      Cm: broken @ 72-bpm, solid @ 144-bpm