To keep learning/memorizing La Valse. I did not memorize the six pages I hoped to get done last week — I only memorized three, and that was mostly because one of the pages looked like this:

I’ve been working on that page for four consecutive days and I only got it memorized yesterday. It would be interesting to study why this particular page didn’t fall so neatly into the “how to memorize music the first day you learn it” template. (I don’t want to say “because it’s harder;” I suspect there’s something else going on.)

To work the four movements of Stravinsky’s Les Cinq Doigts that I memorized last week — but not to bother with memorizing any new ones.

To work evenness in Mozart K332 mmt 3.

To write something up about chess study, maybe? I’ve been doing a lot of chess study recently, and L and I have been playing both virtual and in-person (or, as L says, “over the board”) games. I want to write about how the various learning techniques I’m testing out, including the exercises on Chess.com, are either helping or not helping. Maybe I’ll do that for Thursday.

TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHEN WE’RE GOING TO DO ORIGAMI BECAUSE WE SURE AS HECK AREN’T DOING IT

To narrow down some repertoire options for the International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs. This is really what I should write about for Thursday, because it’s taking up most of the thoughts that are occupying my thoughts.

We’ll see what happens. ❤️

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  1. OH WAIT

    IS THE “OTHER THING THAT’S GOING ON,” MEMORY-WISE, THE FACT THAT I WAS MEMORIZING STRAVINSKY AND RAVEL SIMULTANEOUSLY?

    CAN THE BRAIN TAKE IN ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF NEW MEMORIZED PIANO REPERTOIRE PER DAY no wait that doesn’t make sense, what about the people who memorize thousand-number strings in a single session, hmmmm

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