Sunday, July 1, 2007

Music for Tonight

Thanks to my friend the Opinionated Arpeggist, I've discovered the International Music Score Library Project. So, from now on, I can share bits and pieces of what I'm working on. Yee-hi!

So, tonight I'm going to focus on the following:

This little beauty is from my Bach Fugue in C# Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. 1. I absolutely love the measure on the left. That natural B in the soprano voice just sounds ... divine. Transformational. Makes my heart do a little fillip.


Here's what I focused on in my earlier practice today:

These are the final measures of my C# Major Prelude. The circled measure is the one I focused on the most. There's nothing difficult about the notes in the measure, but my left hand has gotten lazy and I'm not playing the notes evenly enough once I exceed a certain tempo. Here's a close-up:

And here's a fun one:

I won't be working on this one tonight. I just thought I'd share with everyone the measure in the Liszt that continues to befuddle me. Nine against four. I can play it, but I never feel confident that I'm going to play it right. I generally do an okay job about half the time. I generally do a spot-on, perfect job about ... never. Not yet, anyway.


  1. Thank you! I'm actually using FullShot, which we have at work. We're about to move to SnagIt, which can also make screenshots with cool effects!

  2. Linda's right, Waterfall -- the graphics are very well done. Makes it very easy to follow -- i.e. I don't have to run downstairs at get a score :). Glad I wuz able to help on the sources for the graphics.