I was really happy with my piano practice yesterday. I covered a lot of ground, so to speak.
Okay, what did I practice that made my piano rehearsal so great?
Well, my attitude and approach was good. I was happy with that. I did go over some of my so-called standard pieces to warm up with:
Actually, I had two separate piano rehearsals. One in the morning and one in the evening.
After practicing my standard tunes, I went into some long improvisations. Fell into my rendition of Chick Corea’s “Spain”, then went into a long improvised montuno passage. And went through this whole improvisation working on both fast ostinato rhythms on left hand and fast soloing in the right hand.
Earlier I played “The Windmills Of Your Mind”. Along with some pseudo classical and modern style improvisations.
Improvisation is my main focus, and it is a part of living in the moment. Creating within the moment. To me this is Zen.