David Ried replied to the topic Dave B Evaluation of Lynette Rhodes Grade 2 Submission September 2019 in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 3 days, 21 hours ago
Congratulations Lynette. Great review and we’ll see you in Grade 3!
Congratulations Wade! Hey – that looks a little like my list too! I really like the feedback to the fundamentals we are getting. Thanks for posting your review and see you in Grade 3.
David Ried replied to the topic Grade 2 submission – Gabriel Figueiredo, Sept 2019 in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 4 days, 22 hours ago
Congratulations Gabriel! Thanks for posting your review and see you in Grade 3!
Here is Dave’s wonderful evaluation. Dave gave me lots of achievable things to work on moving forward. I had a couple wrong notes that found their way in somewhere along the last month, but there they are. I was so mortified by it that I almost didn’t post my review (but I’m over it now :)). I have learned so much from other evaluations that I…[Read more]
Congrats Debbie! Great review. I too have long fingers and I appreciate Dave’s advice about the extra arch in the right hand. It has helped me make improvement in the right hand tone. See you in Grade 3!
Nice work Judy! I also had unexpected performance anxiety in my submission. I appreciate Dave’s words on visualization. Great feedback – thanks for sharing. See you in Grade 3!
YES! to the masterclasses. I am working through Snowflight and the class brought a dimension to the piece that I never would have seen otherwise. I have also worked through the 1st movement of the Burgmuller Nocturnes with my wife (cello). We are enjoying it immensely. The classes give a depth to CGCA that is remarkable. Thanks!
David Ried replied to the topic Hello Jozef from London (but previous i lived in Poland in the forum Introduce yourself 3 weeks, 3 days ago
I wanted to say welcome to the CGC. I can imagine how difficult it was to move to the UK. I traveled many times to Krakow over the last 13 years for work. I have always enjoyed the visits and getting to know the people. It’s hard to believe how much change has occurred since my first visit in 2006.
Best of luck on your musical…[Read more]
Nicely done Diane! I especially like the your musical interpretation for all the pieces. Like you, I do not spend enough time responding to the forums because of time limits, but here is my chance to say well done and I hope you get some time to reflect on your wonderful progress.
Congratulations on your submission Bubble!
You are learning to read music and learning to play a difficult instrument at the same time and you are doing great! Just have fun with it and take a chance to look back at your progress over the year. I don’t know what it is about turning that idiotic little camera on that makes us nervous, but it…[Read more]
Nice work David! I enjoyed your spot on Roger’s podcast too. Nice to hear from someone at the same grade level experiencing similar problems. Sounds like all of us fight the anxiety of recording to some degree. I think just simple controlled breathing is the most important. I have yet to make the journey into growing/shaping nails, I’d like to…[Read more]
Thanks Ian, Nels, Kari, Diane, Magdalena, Richard, Rick, Roger and Linda for the kind comments!
I think the hardest thing now is what to do next. There is soooo much to explore.
David Ried – CGC Grade 2 self-assessment September 2019
I joined CGC in February 2019 after acquiring my first classical guitar November 2018. Having a long-standing interest in classical guitar and not many good instructors available locally, CGC has made it accessible, and in a big way.
The three pieces I chose to submit are:
1) Study No. 9 b…[Read more]
No video to post this week since it was a short practice week with work and weekend commitments, but I wanted to write down my thoughts. Maybe I will get a video up tonight still.
With Dave’s absolutely perfectly timed suggestion on RH position, I experimented on some ways to stabilize the right hand. Just a small correction in the arch has…[Read more]
Update for week 2 Goals:
1) play clean, especially the RH thumb and relation of the a finger to the m, i. – on track, working in accents with each finger while playing arpeggio
2) Controlled tempo and even tone – from slow to fast with dynamics. Better, but still need to control tempo better while getting soft and load.
3) Control the bass sto…[Read more]
Update for week 1. I recorded this on Friday but did not get a chance to upload until today. Progress on my goals:
1) play clean, especially the RH thumb and relation of the a finger to the m, i. – on track
2) Controlled tempo and even tone – from slow to fast – added dynamics as well.
3) Control the bass stop notes – starting to work this into t…[Read more]
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