Digitals have a snug and secure place in my new, pint-size Bezerkeley apartment. It’s because noise ordinances drastically alter my playing opportunities. I can’t practice after 10 p.m. or before 9 a.m.
So how do I handle unbridled musical passion in the off hours?
Simple! I grab the nearest set of earphones, and saddle up with my Yamaha Arius 141 digital console.
No infomercial, please!
Yesterday, an old Haydn Sonata in D Major, (Hob XVI 37 ) dating to my high school days, popped back into my life, and to say that it was technically challenging would be an understatement.
Yet, the closest I’d get my hands on it, was at the ungodly hour of 4 a.m.
Not a problem…
With Sennheisers within easy reach, I was in full gear in my cozy space.
So here’s a snatch of video with technique-based applications to the Haydn.
And now Papa’s sonata, in the light of day, as played on my Steinway: