I think you sound great with a solid tone and the playing is clean. I also had trouble with the D chord and preparing to play it in time. Simon helped me with preparing the left hand and rotating the wrist to the right as I play the C# before the chord and it has helped as long as I think about it. Keep up the good work.
Thank you Robert for inviting me to the cohort. I wanted to get this recorded and posted before I leave for the next week for vacation. I have worked on the Sor with Simon during a coaching call and his recommendations really helped. I am not thrilled with the dynamic contrast yet so I am still focusing on it. Also Simon recommended that I try…[Read more]
I am from Concord NH and have been playing on and off for 40 years. I decided it was time to dig in and I started in January 2019. I am a music teacher and conductor as well but I am presently working on Grade 3. Welcome and if you ever want to get together to play duets feel free to let me know.
I just wanted the summer School concert. Bravo to all the performers. Every group sounded great. One of the pieces performed “Wild Mountain Thyme” is a piece I am learning and arranged by Scott Tennant. I am weeks if not months away from performing it and posting it but your performance has inspired to work harder on it. Thanks everyone and…[Read more]
I am from NH so no very far from West Newton MA. I joined the site in January and although I have been playing the guitar on and off for many years I started at Grade 2 level and although some of the material wasn’t very challenging it was the right decision. It gave me the opportinity to review skills and focus on basic…[Read more]
To jump into this discussion I wanted to listen to a recording played on a Baroque violin and found this one. The baroque violin is different because it is a little smaller uses gut string and the bow is held and designed differently then the french (Tourte) bow which was invented by Francois Tourte during the classical period and continues to be…[Read more]
Thanks Simon for another great mailbox. I especially liked your thoughts on memorization. Three years ago I went to hear David Russell in Boston and was surprised to see him with an iPad on stage. I was glad to see that is was alright to use printed music in a solo performance. Memorization has always been hard for me. Thanks for the good…[Read more]
So this is my official week 4 video. After I clarified my misunderstanding with Dave and realized Week 1 was a baseline video. I learned by breaking down my practice and focusing slowly on small sections will help me in learning a new piece. This exercise also helped me to pay attention to making music and experimenting once I learned the notes…[Read more]
Ben Greene replied to the topic Member Challenge #6 Live Seminar [Signup], June 2, 4pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I would like to attend.
Being a newbie this year and not participating in a member challenge before the present one I have a question. My first week video was at the first week of the challenge and I considered it Week 1. In viewing other members videos I noticed that the first week is a baseline video and then you work on four weeks. I submitted my video this as week…[Read more]
Here is my week 4 video. I worked on adding a ritard before returning to the theme in the next line. Feel I cleaned up the sound over the four weeks. I need to remember to practice slowly and not try to play things at tempo without really getting under my fingers.
I think the sound you are getting is clean and the pulse is solid. I have only started to increase tempo recently. I have been practicing it really slow to make sure I am getting the fingerings clean and the keeping the tempo steady. Looking forward to hearing your progress.
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