I love music.
I really can’t say much more than that.
There’s something about performing at a mall that always strikes my heart and not necessarily in the best way. I’m a bad performer. I’ll admit that now before I get anyone thinking that I’m actually good at performing. Just performing in general. Just because it was piano this time doesn’t mean that has any effect on the result of my performance. No, I’m simply bad at dealing with an audience.
I love playing the piano. Not practicing, but playing. I love hearing the notes come alive before me. Cheesy, but it’s true.
This recital for me was probably my worst performance yet. I don’t think I’ve ever played that badly except maybe during that piano festival two years ago where I completely screwed up and had to start over. Yeah, that’s right. Failure is my best pal when it comes to piano. That’s okay. Failure now is better than failure later…if there is a later. It’s hard to say when it comes to piano. I’m not quite sure what I’m doing with it. I’ll finish ARCT and see where to go from there. Aiming to take my exam a little over a year from now. Not sure if I’m going to be able to, but a girl can try, can’t she?
My performance of Joy to the World was alright. My Impromptu? Horrific. I was laughing by the end of it. My teacher laughed too. I messed up big time though I didn’t stop so I guess whatever audience I had didn’t notice too much. IB has seriously been cutting into my practice time. Well definitely make it a goal to practice more.
What have I learned today and so far from piano this year? Performing is a major weakness. Improvisation is a strength of mine.
Challenge/Goal: Make my next performance, regardless of location and time, as perfect as possible.
I think my teacher knows I don’t practice. Hah. Yeah, I have a long way to go in my musical career. To think that it only started since I was trying to do everything my friend was doing…11 years ago. Time passes by so fast.