Audition Daily Blog 10

24 November 2015

A reminder of the ground rules here: I’m allowing myself 5 minutes each day to post something here about my preparation for an audition for the Lyric Opera on November 29. That’s right, these are short, and you only have to suffer through four or maybe five more of them!!

A fun note: comments! I have received a few recently. Bloggers love comments, at least I do. Thank you, commenters!

Today was nearly a disaster. I got home from work and tried to quickly get to practicing. Dinner was called. My daughter’s iCloud account needed attention. I set aside practicing to tend to these things. As computer things are wont to do, they took more time than planned. (Partly that’s me, because I love to solve problems like setting up computer things, so I spend time with them.)

By the time I got back to practicing, it was like 9:30 pm … late … that 10 hours of sleep that the Bulletproof Musician recommends was not looking likely.

I have now wrapped up at 11:18. I did manage to play through– at least once — every excerpt. And some of them got needed attention on various technical bits.

But it’s late, and I’m going to pay for this tomorrow.

My friend Doug Johnson has been doing some tweeting about his preparation. You might enjoy seeing what he has to say as well. I’d love to be a fly on the wall in his practice studio. Not because I want to buzz around and annoy him, but because he’s a really talented player, and I’d like to see how he approaches his practicing. I’ll ask him about it after the auditions are over.

That’s past my five. So I’ll wrap up. Thanks for reading!


2 Responses to “Audition Daily Blog 10”

  1. Brigitte says:

    Ah, good, now I see it. Good luck for today, Jacque. Evidently, to get Isadora ready to go is competing on your time. I wish I would have you close by to counsel on the electronic part of my life… but I am steering away from the focus of this blog… good wishes on practice tonight.

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