I agree with Francis the level of playing is well beyond the grade 4 level in my view.
I love your musicality, changes in dynamics and control of the rhythm. A joy to listen to. Well done.
The piece is coming along well. Congratulations on acceptance into the master class.
A suggestion: aim for a greater difference in volume between the melody and the repeated accompanying notes. The accompaniment could be softer with less emphasis. Hope this makes sense.
Hi Barbara. Congratulations on your submission.
The Sor study was my favourite, it was very flowing. The Carcassi was a close second favourite.
Reaching the point of diminishing returns is always a challenge. I find putting a piece to the side then coming back to it works but with an exam deadline you wouldn’t have that luxury.
Is the exam submission forum the appropriate page to ask exam questions?
I can see in the forum preliminary submissions but don’t understand what a preliminary submission is?
Is it mandatory that performance repetoire is submitted in one unedited continuous video?
Will performance repetoire submitted as separate videos result in it being r…[Read more]
For me the goals of a duo and the amount of time I have to commit to learning new duo repertoire will influence the level of the repertoire chosen. I have found it enjoyable to play and polish easier pieces in the early stages of a duo with maybe one or two more challenging pieces identified as a work in progress. The enjoyment for me…[Read more]
I feel very jealous. Down under there is only one guitar school every year although it is a fantastic one that Simon recently attended The Sydney Classical Guitar summer school. There is also a great summer school held across the ditch in New Zealand the Taranacki Classical Guitar summer school, it is held every 2 years. I have been to that one…[Read more]
I think it is great that you keep coming up with new ideas for CGC. My feedback matches that of others in that I really enjoyed this fireside chat. I think it is a very effective way of you being involved in forum discussions. I don’t get to read the material on the forum regularly so probably wouldn’t see any comments you post there. I…[Read more]
Hi Andrew. I would be very interested to hear how things progress as a duo. I have played in a couple of duos but haven’t been friends with anyone in one so haven’t had a chance to share experiences/learnings.
If you are happy to share her are a few questions:
* How often and for how long will you be practicing together?
* How much of your…[Read more]
The positive way in which ideas are exchanged could be a key to their longevity. It is incredible how many years they have been performing as a quartet and a credit to their personal characteristics as well as their classical guitar ability that they have continued productively for so long. I wonder whether this productive method of interacting is…[Read more]
I use a cushion but I think your inclination to use a sageworks is a good one. If ever i decide to move away from a cushion i will try a sageworks. Have tried many different supports and read lots of reviews and i never hear a bad word about the sageworks.
Interesting that you can have a duplet in simple time I am not sure I have come across this in music I have played. I am using a rhythm training app on my smart phone at the moment. There are 50 exerises all in simple time. Triplets are introduced in the more advanced exercises but there aren’t any duplets. I find the app to be a useful way of b…[Read more]
Hi John. I think you can only have a duplet when there is compound time, e.g 6/8
you can’t use duplets in simple time e.g 4/4.
I am learning some theory at the moment so am definitely not an expert.
I thought a duplet was where two notes are played where there would normally be three? The opposite of a triplet.
For example in 6/8 time instead of playing 123456 there would be two duplets.
Duplets we count two instead of 3. Triplets we could three instead of 2.
Wouldn’t two notes played in the same duration as a quarter notes just be two…[Read more]
It’s great that you have had good luck with this case. It’s a matter of accepting that your guitar might get damaged and being prpepared to take the risk. I used a Hiscox case for many years without problem then after one flight the whole case was warped, guitar was ok fortunately. I bought a new Hiscox case and it too suffered damage but my gui…[Read more]
I have had confirmation that:
You can turn up on the day and register as a day visitor.
The cost is $30.
It includes the lunchtime concert if there is one but doesn’t include the Friday night concert.
Fiona Charlton is registering day visitors.
Hope this helps
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