A couple of years ago when I was performing at the nursing home every month I filled my set list with the pieces from what was then Level 1 (grades 1 & 2) as well as pieces from the RCM Grades 1 and 2 books. As I progressed through what was Level 2 (grades 3 & 4) I would slowly add pieces to that repertoire. Donna’s suggestion was right on…[Read more]
Hi Simon, thank you so much for submitting for the grade 1 exam. You did a really fine job on your submission! Congratulations! It is a long road through 8 grades and takes students many years. But I’m sure if you keep practicing you’ll be able to get there. 😜
Ok seriously that was great. Looking forward to watching the rest. 😀
Hi Bubble, I think you are referring to 6.5 Finger Challenge in Practice Routine 6. The idea for that exercise is to play that whole 4 measures 4 times. Once in 1st position, then in 4th, then in 6th, and again in 9th. So that first A will be played on the 2nd fret (with the 2nd finger) when you play in 1st position, then on the 7th fret when you…[Read more]
Awesome Tom! I applaud you regardless of what mistakes came through! You got out there and performed and that’s what is great! I thought both the duet and the solo piece had some really fine moments.
Roger Ramirez replied to the topic Arias from Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro – violin and guitar! in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 4 days, 7 hours ago
Awesome Steve! So great to be able to play with other instrumentalists.
I’ve got an arrangement done for Auld Lang Syne that I’m happy with that I’d like share with you. I’m recording all the individual parts and will be posting that this week. In the meantime I’d like to know all the people that are attending so I can assign out parts.
Mark – not…[Read more]
This looks like a wonderful series so I started at the beginning and watched the episode on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to watching the rest.
Roger Ramirez replied to the topic Singing the Repertoire – But What Vocal Rendition? in the forum General Discussion 5 days, 16 hours ago
I think you really summed it all up quite well. Do you want to stick with your own innate musical preference and just play the way you know how to play. You’ll be happy and content playing the music the way YOU like to play it. Everything will be fine. Or, reach beyond what might be comfortable and explore other possibilities and see if…[Read more]
Mark I’m sorry to hear that you are still having trouble with that arm. I’m glad you found something that you are finding helpful. I’m also excited to hear that you are taking lessons with Gohar. I’ve had a few lessons with her and she’s fantastic. I really do need to get in touch with her again. Tell her I said hello next time you chat with her.
Hey Immanuel, I watched your video and I didn’t find it so distracting. I’d say making a facial expression when you hit a bad note should be avoided. But getting into the music and smiling or having a pained expression on your face if you are playing an emotional piece is excellent. I’d prefer that over a stone-cold robotic face with no emotion…[Read more]
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