The week away did not seem to have much of an impact on my playing. Most surprisingly, I seem to have been able to return to my newest piece, a Bourree by Handel, right where I left off. My brain seems to have kept it in place, which was not what I expected at all, considering I do not yet have it memorized. Rather than starting that one from scratch as I thought I would, yesterday I was sight reading it just as well as I was when last I played it.
As I mentioned in a prior post, I’m playing catch-up on the aural channel, having not had the Suzuki CD for Book One – I am listening to the Book 2 CD quite a bit. I think it helps a whole lot for memorizing the songs; with this Bourree in particular I’ve been doing a lot of listening. Also, the composition just flows so well its patterns are easy for me to hear.
Listening to a tune 50 times or so will cause patterns emerge regardless of the melody, I suppose!
Thanks for reading.