Today was a chill Sunday, I played the hymns for church this morning. It went well!
I got chipotle.
I took a nap.
Then I did an hour of yoga.
After yoga I practiced my jury pieces. I did the Chopin Mazurka in depth, and played through the Beethoven sonata a few times. To be honest, I could’ve gone more in detail with the Beethoven.
What happened after the obligatory practicing when the fun began!
I decided to print out the Harry Potter soundtrack and read some of my favorite songs from it.
John Williams is a genius composer! These tunes are absolutely magical. They perfectly create an atmosphere of mystery and adventure. When I play then I’m transported into the Harry Potter world.
I decided to share my sightreading on insta, so go to _.elisa.marina._ to hear it.
But I also compiled the videos into a cohesive movie and posted it on YouTube. Listen to it here:
I’m creating more for my YouTube channel and my blog. It doesn’t take a lot of planning to figure out what to post. I just document what I love to do.
I would’ve sightread the Harry Potter songs anyway, all I’m doing is just making content from it and sharing it.
In college I used to do this late into the night, playing my favorite soundtracks and musicals. Now I’m so much better at sightreading! I’m glad I used that time playing instead of studying because now it’s so worth it!
I encourage you to go make some magic of your own, get into your creative flow, and share what happens.