– The biggest help I can give myself when I study is breathing.
– Taking the piece in sections is good as well.. after I feel I have familiarised myself with the music text and worked on the details.. Why do I do this? It helps me become more specific as to what I want to do and how I want to proceed.
– It is hard to focus on my legs… I am not certain however as to how important that is during practice..
– I am finding it hard to relax my lower back and pelvis.
-> I want to learn to play slowly
->…to play with my heart/soul first
->… to not put myself into little boxes (Have to’s etc.)
->…to relax my wrists
->…to make music sing…
->…to polish my phrasing.
I came down to my mom’s office space the other day…it’s good to just leave the house every now and again whether I have something to do or not, just to refresh my brain. Without even realising it, I was feeling low or I cannot seem to generate new ideas if I stay in the how for more than 48 hrs straight. We need stimuli visual, auditory…all our senses need to be refreshed and stimulated. More than anything else…to feel better…to interact with others…I enjoy staying on my own but seeing other people..smelling hearing feeling other situations helps me renew myself and feel better instantly whether I was feeling stuck, low or not..I go to my ballet class twice a week and every time I go back home..I am jumping up and down, smile..feel more energised.