February 2011

Movies, Mastiffs, and Other Time Wasters

February 28, 2011 23:10

Since the last time I blogged, my entire world has exploded.

Pre-October, I was doing so well with keeping a consistent and practical practice schedule.  Then, I got tapped to help with a movie.  Then, after that wrapped, it was the holidays.  Then, I got a pet mastiff.  Then, I was informed that I was needed for some various projects and and fun events around town.  Then, my day job gave me more hours.  So, um, I hear the Think Method works, uh, great.


I am trying to get things rolling again, but so far have had to rely on a scale here, an etude there, and a few precious hours a week devoted to composition.  The mastiff barks at me when I am out of tune (really, he doesn't even flinch at an artificial harmonic, but if I play anything, regardless of octave, out of tune, I get an earful).  Sarasate is an afterthought.  So what's a girl to do?  So far, the only solution I've found is to whittle down my nightly 5.5-6 hours of sleep to nothing and live on a diet of espresso.

What about you?  Any tips for a gal who needs to be putting a good 3-6 hours of practice when she has no where near that much time to spare?


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