@diane-whiteactive 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
Thanks for your observations and suggestions. Yes, I have read David Leisner’s book and found it quite helpful. I don’t really experience any pain in my hands, it is just the tip of my left index finger that hurts. When I was a teenager I hit that finger with a hammer, split it open and got several stitches in it. I think the…[Read more]
Claude, thank you so much for your kind words – they are inspirational and motivational as well. I’m hoping that progress continues in that vain through the rest of this challenge and beyond. Thanks again for watching and responding.
Sorry to take so long responding to your last post. My weeks often get really busy and it’s all I can do to keep up with things let alone add to that. So if I seem to drop out of communication for awhile unexpectedly that is why.
I hope you don’t drop out of this challenge or, even worse, classical guitar altogether. I think a big…[Read more]
Here’s my 3rd video for this challenge.
I spent a good amount of time trying to get a smooth legato with coordinated finger movements throughout these measures – not such an easy task. I feel as though I improved a lot from where I was at the beginning of the week but there is still lots of room for improvement. I continue to work on the…[Read more]
Thank you Glenn, I feel the same way about the progress that was made. I decided to just focus on one little thing and not attempt anything else with the measures – I actually remained disciplined in doing that although it was extremely tempting at times to veer off. I feel like it worked very well for me, enough to do it again.
Okay, about the…[Read more]
This was a really superb update Dave. Thanks!
As I wrote in my challenge thread, I seem to have recently discovered the merits of super slow practice and I love it. Your update was not only great verification but it also contained many hints and suggestions that I will be glad to put into practice.
Roger, thank you so much for your words of encouragement and advice. I will definitely continue with the slow practice because it is not only making a difference in my progress but also how my body feels inside while I’m playing it. It feels like something is clicking into place, like a key in a lock. I know it might sound a bit odd but it’s…[Read more]
That sounded like some of progress to me. The sound seems smoother along with your finger movements. Sorry about your thumb nail. I’m sure that can be quite debilitating once you get used to it. I don’t play with nails because I work as a therapeutic massage therapist and those two wouldn’t go very well together. What do you teach at the…[Read more]
This week I practiced super slowly with the intention of getting all the the movements smoother and with more legato. The legato definitely requires a lot of thinking, planning and then, of course, execution (much easier said than done). It is almost like trying to solve a puzzle. :-) Anyway, I feel like I made some good progress although it…[Read more]
It sounds easy and you make it look easy too but I’ll wager it is much easier said then done. ;-)
I’ve been working with all sorts of different approaches, angles, positions and fingerings so now I have another one to try.
Thanks again and good luck with your challenge.
It must be a big relief to have finished all the Grade 1 videos. Good luck with that and Grade 2.
I was unable to view your challenge video – perhaps something with the youtube settings.
Great start, Steve. You seem to have the notes and fingering down pretty well – the expression of feeling shouldn’t be far behind. Wishing you a great time with this challenge.
That sounds like a really good start to me. As John pointed out, your playing sounds quite lyrical and you definitely have the legato thing going for you. Nice work. I look forward to watching your progress.
Diane White replied to the topic Bill Giovinazzo – Giuliani Etude: beat 2 0f m.9 – m.12 in the forum Challenge #6 Repertoire Excerpts 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Good start, Bill. That’s certainly better than when I first started it. I look forward to watching you progress.
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