Monday, August 29, 2016

Meanwhile, back at the keys with the Lincolnshire Poacher...

Nearly there. The problem is lack of time to practice. I'm probably up to 20 hours or so on 2H now, though I stopped looking at the clock some time ago: left to my own devices with no domestic distractions, I just keep going - until life intervenes, usually in the shape of the dogs wanting my attention.

I've been through the process before with Lilliburlero and Imagine, so I know how this goes. I'm not sure if I can get 2 more pieces under the belt before the 1st possible exam date, which is 7th November, so I have to make a big decision before the end of September whether to enter (or wait until the new year, the last opportunity with the current syllabus). Well, if I've got 2 pieces learned by end of next month, I'm going to go for it. I'm hoping the learning process is exponential, that is, less time to learn each piece. One day, I want to be able to learn an average popular or folk tune in a few hours. When I can do that, I'm done.