Barbara replied to the topic Performance Practice Meet Up (Washington DC/Virginia/Maryland Area) in the forum General Discussion 6 hours, 1 minute ago
Julie, you’re in! Great recap Kari, and let me add my thanks to Mark and Carol for hosting! It is so wonderful to have a classical guitar community and CGCA makes it possible. I was inspired by everyone’s performances and the gathering was a wonderful, low key, way to gain experience and inspiration. I look forward to the next meetup!
Thanks Robert and Michael for the feedback. Not sure when I will get around to another video, but I am making progress and spending quality time on this piece every day. Since my last video, I have adopted a new strategy for measures 23-34 which I think is really helping. It also addresses the pinky reaching issue Michael observed. On measure 23…[Read more]
Barbara, I think you have a fair point. We have to share our posts here as unlisted so that other CGC members can access them when we post them ourselves. And I suspect that at least some of us do so with the expectation that others will respect out privacy and request permission to further share the links or repost them in another more accessible…[Read more]
I watched the masterclass yesterday on Brouwer I – truly fantastic. I am working on that piece as part of my Grade 3 journey and working slowly on the proper fingering and dynamics. I also have been working on Brouwer V as a possible Grade 3 submission piece and had the pleasure of a live lesson on it with Dave at Summer School which was extremely…[Read more]
Robert, very nice — your playing sounds very good already!
Here’s my first update. This is really valuable. I, too, am focusing on measures 22 through the end. I find those measures by far the most difficult in the entire piece. My areas of focus for those measures are:
1) Accurate fingering in measures 24, 28, and 32 (getting the darned chord…[Read more]
Barbara replied to the topic The Mysterious Box- Agustín Barrios Mangoré- July 2019 in the forum Agustín Barrios Mangoré – July 2019 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Thank you Eduardo! I am listening to Berta Rojas play Barrio as I write this and looking forward to this months journey!
I am still aglow from the Summer School experience and super motivated.
Earlier my goals were to:
1) continue to progress with the Grade 3 Rep and Technical Routines – on track
2) gain some live performance experience – I now have two live performances under my belt — my BCGS Live Exam Performance in May and my Open Mic performance at Summer…[Read more]
Arrived home last night after a ten hour drive that was worth every second many times over. I am still glowing from and absorbing the summer school experience and will be for some time. The week seriously exceeded all expectations. Total guitar immersion, wonderful community, and astoundingly impressive instructors. Even the food was great. And so…[Read more]
I would be happy to meet up for a Marlow concert as well! They take place at a church on Westmoreland Circle in NW DC. Here’s a list of upcoming Marlow concerts for the 2019-2020 season:
October 19, 2019 – SoloDuo (Italy)
November 23, 2019 – Alvaro Pierri (Uruguay)
January 25, 2020 – Gaelle Solal (France)
February 29, 2020 – Bandini-Chiacciaretta…[Read more]
Check out Marlow Guitar: https://www.marlowguitar.org/. I believe it is the successor to the DC Classical Guitar Society. They sponsor concerts and other events in NW DC (I saw Zoran Ducik last month and it was wonderful). Baltimore Classical Guitar Society is a haul from the DC, but I participated in their live certification program last…[Read more]
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