June 29, 2011

I'm so glad.

I finally found someone I knew on campus, and we sat down and had a long chat... I feel like my mouth's been closed shut for days.  - That's the most I've probably talked to anyone in a long time.   : )

... And here's me listening to some French music in teh lab. --- ah, those headphones.

June 28, 2011

la soledad

By Pink Martini...

also... Portastatic, the Section Quartet, and Mirah's "Engine heart", and Damien Rice... Too much to listen to... 


The gentle waves.

When the swallow has flown
And the night is getting cold
Turn away from hopelessness
There'll be solace for your pain

June 9, 2011

I have an obsession.

And it's not piano.

It's this:

I've been listening to purely French and Jazz music these last months.
It's like sitting under an apple tree, listening to birds sing, and reading a romantic novel on a slightly breezy summers day.

June 8, 2011

ta te du de - kodaly

It's starting.
So I'm studying solfege - you know... do re mi fa so la ti do... hand signs

Sight singing - rhythms

Duple: 1 te 2 te....
Triple: 1 la li 2 la li...

and then adding "ta's" for subdivisions

Duple: 1 ta te 2 ta te
Triple: 1 ta la ta li ta 2 ta la ta li ta

and dotted notes

1 ta 2 ta...
1 ta li 2 ta li...

And the du de's and du di de's...
On Monday, I'm testing to pass out of sight singing 1... the lady was very professional and respectable.
...  She wore a button-up, flowy white shirt with black chinese characters on it.

it's been a busy day... full of this, planning schedules, my future, and drivers ed, observations and drives, and of course, learning my new Schumann concerto and reading "Jane Eyre"...

Here's part 1 of my Schumann... I have the introduction learned already.  : ) - I'm excited to audition with the BYU phil in a year or so.

I can tell it's gonna be a productive year, filled with pure, musical classes... I can't wait to focus and learn more in music than I have ever done... I guess, ever.

In fact, I already have the repertoire for a sophomore recital polished and ready to go.

My teacher says I'll be graduated in about three years... and then off to the East.

But for now... I'll just take it as things come. - You know... piano's not my whole life here.

June 7, 2011


Last night, I had a dream that one of my friends became really fat and creepy... I hope it never comes true.

June 5, 2011

And thats my luck.

While we were in Eden, I decided to take some photos - of scenery, of friends - mostly of Lydia and Natalia since we went on a lot of walks together... 

eden, utah

This weekend, some of my friends and I went off to a resort in Eden, Utah for three days.
It was so beautiful.
We ate a lot, celebrated Joseph's birthday, played night games, had yoga sessions, took walks, swam, hot tubbed, slept, watched movies, told stories, and played played played...

and here are some pictures:

 Natalia, Lydia, and I made a ice cream/german chocolate/banana cake for Joe's birthday.

June 2, 2011


brush your teeth.

ugly sweaters are beautiful.

June 1, 2011


I'm paranoid... about myself, about what I do, about what I say - I'm paranoid about what people think of me - and I find myself asking the same questions

Perfectly Genuine.

And it's a little bliss for a funeral day.

I want an accordion.  - Very Badly.

.... Pleeeaaaase!!!