I Didn’t Know I Did That…

This is the second instalment of John Ireland’s Month’s Mind (recorded swiftly after the first one)

Again, my concentration isn’t fully there for serious ‘performance style practising’ and I got side tracked by a little improv halfway through (just enjoying the harmonies, really), but I came out of this practice with some incredibly useful musical information logged.

And I had fun.

As an aside, I had no idea until I recorded these sessions how much I switch or split the score between hands when practising to hear things easier and learn melodic lines and harmonic progressions.

 

For more details about my teaching practice, including prices, vacancies, and information on distance theory marking, or learning piano as a beginner, intermediate, or a post-grade 8 student, please go to lynnephillipspiano.moonfuit.com

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  1. #1 by Percy Sugden on May 1, 2015 - 9:07 am

    That Ireland was lovely to listen to whilst paying my latest telephone bill and council tax in another window! Thanks. It really is amazing how classical music is a natural holistic antidote to the crap life throws at us – which is why I think we all must be able to play it!

  2. #2 by properpianofingers on May 1, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    Thank you. I agree that classical is something that should be available to everybody. I hope you are still playing (and enjoying practising!)

  3. #3 by Percy Sugden on May 2, 2015 - 8:02 am

    Indeed I am, Lynne – and it’s all thanks to you for firing me up (and also to my lovely piano teacher here in Birmingham, Anne). No more exams but I am playing Gymnopedie in a concert in July. I guess I’ll be the oldest there but whatever…..

    • #4 by properpianofingers on May 2, 2015 - 9:50 pm

      That’s brilliant, I’m really pleased for you! And best of luck in the concert, I’m sure you’ll give a performance you’ll be proud of!

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