Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Introvert vs Extrovert

Every single evening for the past week I've either needed to go out for some kind of function, or I've had people in to my house. Since I'm moderately on the introvert side of the introvert/extrovert scale, this has been a challenge to me. I kind of figure that I "perform" all day as a teacher, in the evenings I like to recuperate at home (alone?). All the visiting has been good and important, but I'm really looking forward being home alone on the weekend to recharge my batteries a little.

In addition, it's really hard to fit in piano practice if there are people in to my house or I'm going out every single evening. I'm missing the regular, extended times of practice. I'll keep working on it though. I don't have piano lessons for two weeks now, as my teacher is in Europe, so hopefully I'll have some progress to show her when she gets back.

We're still struggling with strengthening my visual recognition and kinesthetic senses (a.k.a. sight-reading). I'm practicing with some duets - just playing the secondo parts, as they don't have a melody, so it's hard to jsut play the "tune". I actually have to pay attention to the timing and the fingering.

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