Koto Yume No Wa Practice #4

This is my fourth entry of my practice log for koto. I played two sections which were, ‘page 17 line 3 measure 3~ page 18 line 1 measure 2’ and ‘page 20 line 1 measure 2~ line 2 measure 2’. I played these sections because during the class, I messed up the rhythm sometimes. Also, it is repeated in this piece quite often, so I thought it would help me a lot.

Improvements I could make:

As I mentioned in my other posts, I still need to work on my rhythm. It is uneven and too fast sometimes. I thought I should strengthen my fingers to play the strings carefully and control it so that I won’t slide and play the notes too fast. I need to work on my transitions too because sometimes I’m late when I go on to the next part which has a different pattern.

Koto Yume No wa Practice #3

This is my third entry for my practice log for koto. I played, ‘page 8 line 1 measure 3~ page 8 line 2 measure 2’ and ‘page 8 line 3 measure 3~ page 9 line 1 measure 1’.

Improvement I could make:

I sometimes play the different string or miss a note so I thought I should play it more carefully and clearly. I also want to work on my transitions between each strings because I’m slow getting ready for the next note so I thought I should make it quicker and get ready fast.

Koto Yume No wa Practice #2

This is my second entry for my practice log for koto. I worked on two sections, which are: page 6 line 2 measure 2~ end of page 6, and page 7 line 3 measure 2 ~ page 8 line 1 measure 2.


Improvements I could make:

I think I still need to work on my tempo because I rush sometimes. As Mr. Patterson (my koto teacher) said, I should use the metronome to help me. I also need to play it with strength because I think I play it a little soft.