2011 March 18
by roma

Interval Review:

Reviewed yesterday's and added 4 new cards. It's official. All the intervals have been added. Yeah! Of course, I'll have to keep the reviews up consistently (the intervals between the higher strings still confuse me).

Fretboard Review:

At 8 frets.
82 correct, 2 incorrect (97%) @ in 2.5 minutes.

Warm-up/Technique:

Page numbers refer to Pumping Nylon
Finger-stretching exercise - 1st position.

String Walking exercise (pg. 37) i, m @ 110 bpm. At bridge @ 98 bpm.
m, l @ 90 bpm free & rest
String-Jumping 1st string to 5th string, 2nd string to 6th string @ 88 bpm

Right-Hand Velocity (pg. 63) with sixteenth notes @ 110 bpm rest & free.
l, m @95 bpm rest & free
i, l @ 91 bpm

Putting it all together (p. 67) @ 95 with i, m.
@ 75 bpm l, m rest stroke

Scale Rhythmic Variation
Played etude @ 78 bpm with i, m.

Speed Burst (pg. 69) 2G @ 95 bpm.

Percussive Exercise
Played Nothing on You rhythm @ 97.

Repertoire:

Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars cover)
Practiced position switch between 8th position and 12th position @ 75 bpm (no increase in tempo from yesterday)

Na Gafieira Do vidigal
Haven't played this in a while. Played up to part I knew.

Then realized that I was missing some nuances in Part C (I had practiced and documented this on the previous blog, but somehow forgot about it)

Samba Caribe
Played at 65 bpm.

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I like the sound quality here (recorded with the Zoom H-2)

Pica Pica
Played once through. No metronome, no recording.

More Than Words
Reviewed what I've studied and noticed some subtleties in the original.

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