I learned the ending and now I have the whole piece committed to memory! The cadenza and the finale still need a LOT of work, and I think I'll spend this next week really breaking down both and getting them under my fingers. But I'm very pleased with how far I've come after a week, and now it's just a matter of perfecting it and getting really comfortable with it techically, so that I can focus on the emotion of the piece. I suspect I'll get a lot of pointers in tomorrow's workshop with DHC (who composed it) that I can apply. I'm so excited to learn from her!
Today's "olympic event" was to spend 10 mintues on a finger strengthening exercise. We were guided to Kim Robertson's finger strengthening exercises on Harp Column Academy. I watched the video and played the exercise one time through, but I confess I didn't spend ten minutes on it. I have a really hard time focusing on boring exercises, especially when I'm jonesing to work on a piece, and today I really wanted to get the ending of Baroque Flamenco down. Still, something is better than nothing, right?