Today’s lesson was good-ish. I should say lessons, since we did both voice and piano back to back this afternoon. Never again. Way too much stress in such a short amount of time, plus the summer wind band dress rehearsal was tonight… ehhhh. I’m exhausted.
But my piano lesson was good. I’m making progress… slow progress but progress. I felt like I played well again, even though the up-coming concerts had my practice time spread pretty thin. But he was happy, and he had lots of suggestions for how to continue my work and address some issues I was still having, mostly involving my old nemesis coordination.
Onward and overward… to concerts this weekend and then perhaps finally some peace and clear schedules so I can get some work done, both on piano and on my voice stuff.
I haven’t talked much about my voice lessons on here, since until last month they were pretty sporadic. Now that we’re on a weekly schedule, the difficulty of the repertoire as amped up considerably. In addition to the Brahms lieder, I’m doing “Je Vieux Vivre” from the Gounod Romeo et Juliette. It has a high D. Kill me now.
In all seriousness… we’ll get there. It’s just that I’m being asked to sing in a way that is very new and different. His changes to my technique give me a much stronger and projected sound, but right now, it makes everything feel unstable pitch-wise. It’s just going to take some… no… a lot of practice. But that’s okay… I still get to feel like a big-girl-musician during voice lessons.
Now, if I could only shake these allergies…