Today we are broadcasting from our car while going to the birthday party of our friend.
Today's question was posted by Ana Marija who is our Total Organist student.
Here's what she asks:
"When you have really a lot of repertoire to be done, how would you organize your practice? The situation is like this:
Beethoven piano sonata, Brahms Fantasy's, a Chopin Etude, Rachmaninov etude and for the organ Brahms Prelude and Fugue in g-minor, Bach Fantasy and Fugue in c-minor, Prelude and fugue in f-minor, Toccata and fuge in dorian mode... I want to play a few chorals too. And I simply must play the first keyboard concerto! Maybe i can find a way to play it with the orchestra somehow. Would be awesome.
So, what would you do? Do you think it is manageable in about three months? Should I cut out some program (hopefully not)? I can not seriously practice all the pieces in one day... or do you think I should work on all of them at once? Does it happen to you, choosing much new program in a limited time? Any ideas?
Do you make a plan like this: today I will practice exactly these bars, I am going to use following methods (rhythm variations, memorizing, harmony...). Do you make a plan for some time beforehand (a week, a month)? Or you decide on which pieces to work? And just do with them what you think it is necessary in the moment?"
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