Koto Piece Reflection

Hey guys!!! 🙂

For koto class, I’m practicing a small part from the piece called “Yamazato no Haru”. The title of this piece means “Spring Mountain Village” in Japanese. I have created a video on youtube and here it is:

http://youtu.be/-uwnyL9uUHA

When I played this piece, I think I did well on most of the basic parts. Although I had lots of problems and difficulties througout the peice, I was kind of able to make some effort. I think I did well on the connections between each note and making the presses clear from the pitch at the start to a higher pitch. It was hard for me to consider when I should’ve had my hands put on the left for some of the presses.

In this piece, I could’ve improved on keeping the tempo still as what was written on the music. I wasn’t thinking about the tempo at all, so many parts that were supposed to be slow weren’t exactly going slow. It would’ve been more smooth if I had the tempo kept right and gentle. I could’ve also concentrated on the dynamics to give some kind of imapact on the piece and audience if there was.

In conclusion, I think I have done this piece not so good, but in a formal way. I could’ve payed more attention to some of the certain parts that needed better improvement. I hope I can play “Yamazato no Haru” soon after I practice more and reflect each time while I finish playing.

Well anyways, good bye everyone!!!

Hanada Ikada Koto Piece

In the past few weeks in koto class, I have been practicing a song called “Hana Ikada”. Fo me it has been really hard playing becuase I have just started everything three months ago. Right now I’m trying my best and I’m getting myself prepared for the winter koto concert in December. Going down you can find a video of me practicing at home. I wasn’t able to play that well and it could’ve been better if I worked each part more times, but if you watch it I will like it a lot.