Hi Nels and All,
I think your work on this piece needs to surface—-I apologize if I am forcing it—-it is very good. CGC needs to see it.
Nice work. When I watched the current video a crop of your videos appeared from a few years ago. You have worked hard and in all there is sensitivity. I watched/listened to Veni,Veni, Emmanuel, Ravel’s Pavanne, Pachelbel’s Canon and Greensleeves. I liked all of them. The Pavanne is one of my favorites but always too hard for me—…[Read more]
Dear Kari, Richard, Mark and Nels,
Great to hear from all of you. Kari that is a kick. A long time ago we had an apartment in Manhattan. We went to the Cloisters one day. Coming home our place was not quite up to the medieval fantasy. I forgot about this but my wife reminded me that I painted our door like it was a castle door. A bit of…[Read more]
Dear Linda and Michael,
Thank you, your voices make me feel good. Michael, I agree with your thought, we each need to dig in somewhere and do what it is to express our vision. I think all art is the way we compose something and it can be achieved at every level if we set ourselves to love a task. I was thinking about some beautiful sandals from…[Read more]
Hello Bruce and Martha,
Nice thoughts, thank you. I am content with my practice. Martha, my wife was worried about working from home. She created an office space. She has a lot of Zoom meetings and also goes in during the week. She loves it so far and she said she is surprised.
Yes, sounds like we all are in the same camp concerning…[Read more]
Hello CGC Community and Progress Journal,
My participation is not as strong right now still I value the connection to the study and friends. I am playing guitar in the evenings working quietly on some pieces. I am interested to pursue modern works. The 120 Giuliani Studies are a part of my routine. One change is I have stopped recording in a…[Read more]
Good idea. I think I will bring back the metronome. The gathering was very nice. One player liked Birds very much and I brought him an extra score the next day. He played a beautiful version of Sakura.
Kari, I am playing less frequently yet still feel good about it. I appreciate having some focused projects. I have created some paintings…[Read more]
Yes, Kari is really keeping us going with communicative videos. Tonight I played with good success. Our CGC education is sound. My friends were interested in Birds.
I have been consumed with projects so my online time is limited—-will bounce back.
Happy days to you,
Dear Kari and Scott,
May this day find you well! Sweet playing Kari. I am on my way out to play tonight for a small gathering and I intend to give a sample of Birds—-in progress. I can get get something to about 85% and struggle for a long time to make it music!
Keep up the great work Kari! Scott, glad you are on the study of Earthquakes h…[Read more]
Nice work everyone,
Nels, you are going to town! The invitation to your process shows your strength. I liked it during the Study in D when you paused, looked up, and found it.
BTW I took down the videos of the Bourree recordings as a copyright message came up—-want to honor that.
You are tackling the problems well. The speed increase video offers much as a way to focus on the movement of fingers—-seems like each increase demands close attention.
Drew Burgess replied to the topic Performance Practice Meet Up (Washington DC/Virginia/Maryland Area) in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
What fun! Kari thank you for including me and your sweet thoughts about the painting. This really is great to see. I wish everyone well!
Hi Tom and Kari,
Sounds like a good plan Tom. I have been struggling with shifts and also reading the score, you have helped me be aware of it. Thanks Kari for the session.
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