Challenges: Performance anxiety! As I stated in my post this has been a long time problem for me. I think posting about it and talking with everyone about was a huge help for me. I had a little bit of anxiety tonight as I was recording both of these videos, but the main thought going through my head was “Let’s do this!”. My mind still has a…[Read more]
Brian Bowersox replied to the topic Donna Zitzelberger Carcassi Etude 1 – Connie Sheu Masterclass in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 1 day, 4 hours ago
Wow Donna! Great playing. This master class with Connie looks like it was so awesome!!!
The Cordoba 45 does look nice but I don’t think it is that much of an upgrade in quality compared to your C7. It is priced more because it’s made in Spain, it’s “limited”, and cosmetically it looks nice, but it’s still a laminate back and sides like the C7.
I think the C9 and C10 are better sounding guitars. The C10 costs just a little less than…[Read more]
Narciso Yepes used a 10 string guitar. The neck was huge! GSI has a video recently of Yamandu Costa doing flamenco on a 7 string. I also read an article recently about 7 string russian guitars. Apparently that’s a big thing there. There was a guy I found in the early days of youtube named Alexander Vynograd. He uses an 8 string and even uses his…[Read more]
Thanks for inviting me to take part in your podcast and thanks for all of the hard work putting these together. I was really awesome to talk with you. I think we may have to turn the tables soon and have someone interview you!
Bruce is here the link of the dry audio. There is no equalization and no reverb. I’m using two mics (Warm WA47JR and a Rode NT2A).
Thanks very much. I definitely think my past experience causes me to put more pressure on myself. I only took classical guitar lessons for about 3 years in college and I have always been a rock player. I was actually talking to a guy at work the other day who plays classical and we joked that it’s almost a different instrument (electric…[Read more]
I’m taking Roger’s advice from my other post on performance anxiety about just having fun. Here is a very rough recording of my learning “Playing Love” from the Legend of 1900 soundtrack. I haven’t seen the movie, but Uros Baric plays this on his recent album Midnight and I love the piece so much. It’s originally for piano. I’m only playing the…[Read more]
Brian Bowersox replied to the topic Classical Guitar Recording Set-Up with Reaper Software in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks, 4 days ago
RME make very nice interfaces! Like you said, the preamps are very clean and the drivers are some of the most stable. The TotalMix FX software is pretty daunting at first. I was saving up for a Babyface Pro but I got a deal on a UA Apollo Twin that I couldn’t turn down.
Thanks so much for the insight. It was really helpful. “Anxiety has a tendency to enlarge those little trouble spots”. This is an issue for me too. The other day I was so upset with my first 3 recordings of these pieces. I watched them again today and one of the videos was perfectly fine. There were some very minor issues but now that I…[Read more]
Thanks everyone for the awesome suggestions and the encouragement!
You are completely right. I caught myself multiple times this morning not breathing or shallow breathing. It made me think of the one lesson where Simon talks about exhaling as you go through a faster or more difficult run.
One thing I have always struggled with is anxiety and nerves while performing/recording. I’ve been working on recording my repertoire submissions for grade 3 and the second I hit record the nerves hit. Could anywhere share routines that they have for before/during a performance or recording to focus and reduce anxiety? I had an almost perfect r…[Read more]
So today I watched a video by Tatyana Ryzhkova on memorizing pieces. She talked about closing your eyes and seeing the score in your head or seeing your hands play the notes in your head. So I thought I would give it a try with the songs that I’m probably going to do for my submission next month. It went well until I hit record. Once I hit record…[Read more]
Here is some fun inspiration. GSI posted this a couple of years ago. It’s Sean Mulholland playing “3 meditations” by Evan Hirschelman. The playing is amazing playing of course, but he does such a good job of replicating the sounds of some traditional chinese instruments.
Very nice Roger. I really love traditional music from Asia. I listen to a lot of music on the Guqin which is a traditional chinese stringed instrument. Guqin uses harmonics just like some guitar pieces. Maybe adding some harmonics could give some extra flavor to a piece like this. I could see some great variations come from this melody.
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