@bdonehoweryahoo-comactive 3 hours, 47 minutes ago
Hi Narayan: I appreciated your update — in particular your remarks on memorization and the score that you posted showing how you marked it up. Your previous performance of Evoccion is proof positive that the method you are using is effective, and the discpline behind it true to the goal. I am, as always, inspired by the DuJu contributions. I…[Read more]
Scott and Roger, I enjoyed your videos of the Mertz Romanze. This is a piece that I don’t know — which isn’t saying much, because I don’t know any Mertz music, and somehow in my mind I had him in the baroque era. ? I am enjoying very much this re-education.
Roger, I learned a lot from watching how you approach this performance. Thanks so much…[Read more]
Because of the holiday press of events, I just tuned into this COTM thread on Mertz, and I’m loving it. I’m still parked at the beginning and working through the introductory material that I downloaded for close review, and I’ll savor the thread a little bit each day as the season matures. I don’t know a single thing about Mertz. So this will be…[Read more]
Brilliant, Donna. That’s a great showcase video that you posted. This piece really comes across. Everything is there, I think. Personally, I wouldn’t worry much about looking “too serious” — the overall impression that I get is one of relaxed musicality and centered posture.
I also like the “D Major time of year” remark. I’m trying to put together a program for the salon we’re hosting, and last night I came to the conclusion that I should just give in and do the program in all drop D tuning. Resistance is futile.
Thanks for the update, Martha! Good to hear what’s going on.
I listened to this lovely podcast while walking the dog at the river on a cold, wet Advent morning with autumn colors on the trees as the salmon swam upstream. Roger, what would the site be without you! What a treat and inspiration to hear everyone’s music. Thanks!
I watched this video with interest, Drew. This is similar to the lute technique that I used when I played lute. The lute is played without nails, typically. Since I was playing the classical guitar at the same time, I found a way to file my nails so that they were useful for the guitar but not in the way for lute, which required my hand to take…[Read more]
Thanks, Julie, for the extended discussion of those products and your experience with them. I didn’t know about either one. I flagged this for future reference. Glad to hear that the tent solved the humidity problem for you while you were away.
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