Listening again – it sounds quite pretty. I like it at this slower pace. Some versions on youtube are faster and not as soft. Your set-up seems good with the left and right hands. I’m curious to see where you go next with your playing.
That’s an interesting piece you are playing. I found another piece by O’Carolan in the CGC Library. You can find it under Library/Solo Repertoire. There’s a video lesson there that might be helpful even though that piece is a march and different than this one. Getting a lighter feel might have to do with rhythm and choices of…[Read more]
That’s a terrific photo, not bad at all. It might be surprising to people how much depth is possible in online study. I haven’t seen the article, but maybe the potential for mastery in both technique and artistry comes across for those seeking guided structure. Congrats for the recognition.
Thank you Cindy, Sultan and Deb. I’m happy with my progress. Also though, I’m surprised to say, the 4 weeks seem too short. At first it seemed like such a long time to spend on 4 measures every day.
About the challenge – If I’m not mistaken, there’s one more week and video for the challenge. So for this week, now that I’ve gotten some comfort in the transitions, I’ll push that further with more focus on synchronizing my LH fingers, so that they are prepping and coming down together. Also I’m hoping to have it feel musical. For that goal,…[Read more]
This week, I focused on making smoother transitions. I did this by working on small increments and then putting them together and I also played each melody line separately and then put them together.
Thanks Deb; and thanks Dave for the suggestions. Those were very helpful. I got a little more sustain with reaching for the G while holding the F and I worked on the transitions.
Thank you Byron for sharing Simon’s review. I’ve been curious, because your submission sounded so lively to my ears. I felt a sense of place in your playing, like you knew the pieces from somewhere unfamiliar to me, giving me a sense of wonder about them. Perhaps that’s something to keep as you refine your technique and revisit some of the…[Read more]
Thank you Glenn! I focused on accuracy with the notes, left-hand fingering and hopefully a fairly decent tone. Next, I’ll concentrate on the sustain, which I think is the difficult part, but also a fun challenge.
I just got back from a week of traveling and recorded this with only about an hour of practice. It’s quite a rough cut, but I’m delighted to participate in this month’s challenge.
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