Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Relearning the guzheng 10


By the way, finishing a song means, for me, being able to play the entire thing, even if poorly. And since I suck (a lot) at reading sheets while playing, most of the time, it also means that I've memorized it.

I still have a ton, ton more practice to do on it, but it feels really good to be able to play a song even pre-hiatus me couldn't.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Relearning the guzheng 9

I finally started the fast part for Fragrant Jasmine. I'm doing it, you guys.

The following is a recording from yesterday, the equivalent of almost two weeks of work. (It's a practice with tons of mistakes.) About two pages. It was kind of excruciating to get through, but today I continued it with the tremolo part (not in the recording), and that part is really fun! I was having a ton of fun playing it.

Now the end is so close I can taste it. So close! Only about one and a half more pages, and the last part is just a rehash of the beginning.

I mean, obviously I still have a lot of work to do. First I have to play it well, and then I have to play it way faster, but this is still pretty exciting for me.