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I admire your work with the metronome, Julie, and I think it is really helping here to make the Allemande dance elements very clear. I should follow your example. Thanks for posting.
Total sympathy on the memorization challenge, by the way. That’s been my focus recently. After that is secure, I will think about ornamentation.
wow, totally cool tour of your art room, Drew. Thanks so much for making that video. I feel inspired by it, and I am excited to see how this video starts to integrate the visual and musical sides of your offerings here. Lovely artwork and sketches — a real privilege to be invited into the artist’s workshop and sanctuary. Thank you!
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Bruce replied to the topic Wading in the Brook : please play some Bach for us in the forum J.S. Bach – June 2019 14 hours, 53 minutes ago
Lovely video, Linda. I really like the lighting choice, which suits the lovely performance.
Good idea to revive the cello prelude, I think. Your earlier video was fine. I did the same recently. My big problem (well, one of them . . .) with the prelude and the allemande is that I learned them a while back without conscious intention to memorize…[Read more]
Hi Drew: I’m glad to hear you are moving forward successfully with your dedicated room. Also, I very much enjoyed the video of Mortensen — although I found myself saying “yeah right, if only!” But hey, it starts with a thought — and those are good thoughts! I will bookmark it. Thanks for the tip.
When do we get a picture or video of the room?
Bruce replied to the topic Wading in the Brook : please play some Bach for us in the forum J.S. Bach – June 2019 2 days, 8 hours ago
Sounds lovely, Paul and Narayan. These are pieces that stick with you a long time — like most of Bach’s music! — including the 999.
Narayan, I like how you framed the shot so that the statue of the venerable someone looks like it is hovering above your head.
Bruce replied to the topic Music in the Castle of Heaven: The Genius of J.S. Bach in the forum J.S. Bach – June 2019 2 days, 13 hours ago
Just want to add my appreciation for the posts, also. And I learned a lot from the “What is a Fugue” video.
That’s exciting news, Connie. And thank you for sharing the link to your podcast. I was not aware of that show. I will subscribe. If my grandkids lived in your area — I’d for sure send them to study with you.
Hi Mark, I’m glad you caught those exchanges with Jason and Colin. They’ve been very helpful with their comments. I’m using the 48/5 as part of my regular warm-up routine these days. (But I’m not sure if I will submit another progress video on it anytime soon — I think I’ll wait a few months.)
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Your post caught my eye, and although I am a rank novice at all this audio stuff, I punched up Amazon and pasted the mic info into the search and found an interesting review, for what it’s worth:
I think it’s a very wise decision, Drew. It validates the practice. I think back to the days when I was learning the guitar and just plopped myself on the bed or anywhere — with the room in any old state of disorder and stuff everywhere and laundry hanging on the chairs — or if there was a music stand it was wobbly and falling down. After I…[Read more]
I thought this was a very impressive and insightful progress journal update, Mark. I’m sure that many of us (certainly me) can benefit from the wisdom. It sounds like you are using adversity and “setback” to evolve a more sophisticated approach to your practice. All Best, Bruce
Bruce replied to the topic Music in the Castle of Heaven: The Genius of J.S. Bach in the forum J.S. Bach – June 2019 6 days, 14 hours ago
That’s a really lovely video, Mark. Thanks! Music like the Goldberg Variations is a big reason I wanted to retire to the piano, not the guitar.
I know I posted this Andras Schiff video earlier in the thread, but I want to post it again, inspired by the video you shared. Even if one doesn’t understand German, one can come away with something…[Read more]
Hi Drew: I included your composition “Plaza Mayor” in my house recital on Saturday, and it was received very well by those attending. Quite a few positive comments. The piece worked very well in that part of the program where I tuned the 6th string to D — I played it first, as a kind of prelude, and it worked very well to set the mood for the…[Read more]
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