Talk about a silver lining… Living near Seattle (one of the major US hotspots) almost everything I had scheduled has cancelled. I’m using this opportunity to practice, practice, practice (although I don’t expect to make it to Carnegie Hall.)
Just got word that our end-of-session Jazz Night School (Seattle) performances have been cancelled. I’m sad but also glad that some starting to take Covid-19 seriously. On the bright side per cancellations I’m glad for more time with PG and lots more time to practice.
I’m finally getting serious with minor 251’s.
Hi @Hayden and everyone, I hope that you and your families are all doing ok. I recently started practicing Hanon piano exercises again, does anyone remember doing those as a child ? When I was very young, they seemed incredibly boring, but now, with self-isolation, they are almost like a meditation, and the discipline of them is strangely soothing in a way. @wendy I’m doing 251’s every day too.
I’m finally remodeling the bathroom - seems like a good time for it - but @natasha0412 , I’ve also just broke out my copy of Hanon as well since you brought it up.
Can’t decide which is worse…
Even though I am fully retired, living in NY City has significantly reduced my freedom of movement outside our apt. I am more motivated to turn to piano (I am tackling Naima at present, wow!!) which I find also helpful, not only in practicing, but also as a positive, uplifting element in my life. Humor (my wife and I life at my attempts to play Naima) and beauty (of any jazz tune I turn to) is a fine combination to spice up my life. Agree with Wendy re "silver lining’ of the current horrific situation we all find ourselves in.