May 18

New Recordings and Music Night at Single Smile Cafe

Added two new recordings to the recordings page today — updated Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.3 (second take) and the popular Nocturne Op.9 No.2 (first take). No.3 is a new piece for me. Just started three weeks ago and probably still need to work on it for a little longer.

I played both pieces at Single Smile Cafe tonight. Keith Miller, a member from the Greater Summerville Music Forum (which I just recently joined) started the “Acoustic Night” for musicians and anyone who enjoys free live music with a cup of coffee on a nice summer night. The current plan is to hold the acoustic night every Tuesday from 6-8pm, and anyone who plays music is welcome to bring an instrument, share some music in a relaxing setting with a supportive audience. The little cafe was packed tonight. I met a few talented musicians and exchanged a lot of ideas with them. We stayed until the cafe closed at 9. It was great fun.

Earlier today I also had my first practice session with an 8-hand piano group. It has been too long since I had to sight read so much, but I enjoyed it immensely and look forward to our next practice session in two weeks.

Striving for perfection is important, and so is the sheer enjoyment of playing. It was a happy day for me today.




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Posted May 18, 2011 by admin in category "a life of music", "audio tracks

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