Saturday, September 17, 2005

Accountability Time: Scales

A few hours ago, I was practising on "my husband", the double bass. A total of 40 minutes of practice.

I played F major scales and tried the "universal" fingering that my tutor had taught me a year ago. I focused on getting the various shifts right and that took quite a fair bit of time.

I also played the F harmonic minor scales. I find harmonic minor scales easier to play than melodic minor scales.

Scales felt more manageable than before. Perhaps P. guidance on the posture has helped me find it physically more effortless to play the double bass?

I also tried going through the F melodic minor scales. But did not spend much time on it for I realised I was losing concentration.

So I went to just play a few passages from the fourth movement of Sibelius' Second Symphony before ending my practice. I figured that I may not be able to be productive if I were to practise when I was losing focus.

Nice feeling to be practising on "my husband". I must have over-personified him?

4 comments:

mistipurple said...

your 'husband' is worthy to be personafied. he is tall, dark and definitely in good shape. he towers over you and is the strong silent type. what more can a girl ask?

Calamity Man said...

"...I was practising on "my husband"...A total of 40 minutes of practice.

I... tried the "universal" fingering that my tutor had taught me a year ago. I focused on getting the various shifts right and that took quite a fair bit of time."

tee hee hee hee ha ha ha ho ho.

im sorry im sorry. my mind just chose to be selective for a few seconds and suddenly your post seemed ticklish!

mistipurple said...

looobzzyyy, you've posted in oceanskies' blog for almost a year, and you haven't changed one bit. tsk tsk. :p

Yng Lyn said...

scales always scare me.... I often fail my piano exams because of complicated scales!
I am sure you'll be alright, I'd love to see you perform someday! :)