37. Legit so in love with the Rachmaninoff Sonata 😍. I just started this piece yesterday and I’m having so much fun learning it. Recently I’d been having trouble focusing on practicing, but I realized I’d just been playing repertoire I really disliked for the last few months 😂. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to love EVERY work in the repertoire. Sometimes I forget and I confuse hating a piece I’m playing with hating playing the cello. NOT the same thing! _____________________________
A lot of people ask how I memorize music so quickly, even right after starting it. To be honest, I can’t give any tips on that at all because I’ve just been blessed with a really good memory for music... I’ve never had trouble memorizing anything I play and I don’t have to consciously do anything to do it. I think memorizing scores actually helps free up performance because then you’re not relying off of reading something in front of you and you’re sure you’ve really internalized the music.
However, I CAN give a tip for learning new repertoire quickly! METRONOME. I used to hate it but now I swear by it. I know it’s really tedious and boring to practice slowly with a metronome, but there’s really nothing that can replace it as a tool for secure and effective learning. All the teachers I ignored in my youth are now saying “I told you so” 🤪
Каждый раз, когда я слушаю Рахманинова, музыка уносит меня в Ивановку. Я вижу пальцы, летающие по клавишам, солнце, заливающее комнату ярким светом, и трепещущие от тёплого ветра занавески. Август. Очередное лето становится воспоминанием. И где-то вдалеке девичий смех догоняет раскатистый баритон: - Психопатушка!