Lesson #25 – Darani

Having started the piece last week, this week we finished up Darani.  It wasn’t overly technical, however holding some of the notes in the upper register was a bit challenging.  The dai-kan of sano-u was daunting, however turned out not to be a stumbling block…having the breath afterwards to finish the phrase cleanly was another story.  

For the last part of the piece, the ho-no-kyoku, we did a read through.  Jon said I did quite well.  I was wishing I had at least glanced at it before we begun, but Jon played it slower than it’s traditionally played, being the gracious sensei he is.  It is quite surprising how different the last third of the piece is.  Oddly different.  Once again, was a beautiful piece and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Ronnie’s rendition of it to set my mind focused.




~ by shards72 on March 1, 2012.

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