So every now and then I set myself little challenges to push myself. Generally, I usually set myself a 2 hour challenge and In that time I need to finish a piece from start to finish. Usually I’ve done this with slammer ensemble pieces but I’ve been getting to a stage where I wasn’t finding this was stretching me. So last night I challenged myself to see if I could get a hybrid orchestral trailer piece finished. I got 3 sections in but didn’t finish the sting. Blimey it was such a rollercoaster but I actually got all of the orchestral and percussion elements done in that time which is something of a miracle! So tonight I’m going to set myself the challenge of finishing the hybrid section which I hope will be on the same time restriction. 4 hours for a hybrid trailer track is mega quick, so generally I would say this isn’t something to do to get paid for but it’s definitely something that will stretch and challenge you. This is only my second time that I’ve done this but the difference in the amount I’ve got done is actually shocking. This time around I was 20 minutes faster and got a lot more done.
I was also wondering if anyone else does anything similar, or has good excercises like this they’d like to share?!