Day 3: Batteries Not Included

Practice: 2 Hours playing, 2 hours learning/listening

Well, the Casio batteries died this morning because someone left it on. So I ran my scales, major and melodic minor in silence, focusing on form, speed, and accuracy. Then circle of fourths and fifths as quickly as possible repeatedly, followed by adding major sevenths in and running those in root position. Tomorrow I may invert them into cluster chords, but not sure yet.

Worked “Autumn Leaves” purposely in the challenging keys (like Gb…) focusing on the progression structures and how they flow through the song. Very, very tempting to try to change keys in the middle of the form, but I do not want to lose my attention as to the original form.

Sorry, no recording tonight. No batteries, remember?! By the way, I have no wall plug; we broke that years ago…but I am looking at a Yamaha P125 this weekend I think…

No excuses! Thanks for making this journey with me.


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