A Journey to 10 Thousand Hours of Practice and Self-Motivation
Practice Time Log
Today is my second day posting on the very day of a practice session, unlike in the past which is a day after. Bit hard it’s already almost 12 midnight, if you look at the pink bar it’s the piano practice, I just practiced scales on it and a little sight reading practice cause it’s almost 12 midnight.. 😀
Inspiring Artist of the Day
The So Amazing Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a French and American cellist. He was a child prodigy and was performing by age five. He completed a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1976. He has played as a soloist with many major orchestras. His 75 albums have received fifteen Grammy Awards.
In addition to recordings of the standard Classical repertoire, he has recorded American bluegrass music; traditional Chinese melodies; the tangos of Argentinian composer Ástor Piazzolla; Brazilian music; and a collaboration with Bobby McFerrin. Ma’s primary performance instrument is a Montagnana cello built in 1733 valued at US$2.5 million.
He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2001, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, and the Polar Music Prize in 2012. He is known for his smooth, rich tone as well as his virtuosity, including a cello recording of Niccolò Paganini’s 24th Caprice for solo violin, and Zoltán Kodály’s solo sonata. – Artist Bio Excerpt from Wikipedia
Watch an amazing performance by Yo-Yo Ma here http://youtu.be/RM9DPfp7-Ck
Thank You for Tuning in..