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Monday, March 28, 2016

Moving On

No, I’m still not dead.

I’ve found a new project. My goal now is to make a full length CD. This is merely for my own pleasure. I’m not getting any younger. Someday when I can no longer play, I’d like to listen to a recording of myself when I still could play and fondly reminisce about the good old days. As for now, these are the good old days.

I’ve pried open my wallet to buy some decent recording equipment. If you’re curious, you can see it here. So far I have two pieces recorded. Since I’m slow to learn new pieces, this will take a while to finish.

This also dovetails nicely with my old right hand project. The pieces I’ll be recording sometimes challenge my right hand speed. In the piece I just recorded, for example, the right hand arpeggios pushed the outer limit of my ability. (You’ll hear them at the 3:25 mark of the video below.) Thus, my quest to improve my right hand isn’t entirely aborted. It’s simply taken a backseat to something more enjoyable.

Here’s one of the pieces I’ve recorded so far. It’s the first movement of Giuliani’s Op. 15. One movement down, two to go. Hope you enjoy it. And be assured that failure in one project doesn’t preclude starting—and enjoying—another.

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