It’s great that you’re getting your jobs done. Once they’re out of the way, they’re off your mind! I’ve got that many jobs stacked up that I don’t know where to start, so I don’t!
I noticed that you disappeared the other day, mid-post, because you’d been summoned. Is the sore shoulder a result of your wife wrestling you away from your…[Read more]
Oh, I see. You do like making things difficult, don’t you? :-O
I’m super lazy and go for the easiest option. Below is a clearer view of what I do. I.e. B-F# together.
Bolero, bar 29.
Musescore is really winding me up! There are some things I keep adjusting in the piece I’m working on, then I save it and it looks okay. I close it and open it again, and it’s back to how it was! Which part of “save” does it not understand!? I guess you get what you pay for.
Thank you Magdalena. I do need plenty of slow practice on those triplets.
Roger, you are correct, in my opinion. You play the B and F# together then pull off for the A, before sliding down. I don’t know how to post an image, so I can’t show you the way I’ve written it out.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I do a rallentando at the end of the intro, but it’s only when I listened to it back that I realised I’d rallentando’d the whole intro! :-)
I couldn’t be bothered recording it again.
I’ve been playing about with the RH fingering for the whole piece and haven’t decided what’s best yet. For the triplet section I’ve…[Read more]
@chariot0 Hey Buddy,
Here’s where I’m at the Bolero, as promised. As it’s just a state of play and not a performance, I’ve not played any repeats; I’ve just played section A, then section B, then stopped.
I play section B slower than A, because it’s a pig! My practice speed for section B is currently quaver (eighth note) = 72, or thereabouts…[Read more]
Thanks Mark, I might try the ice suggestion. I’ve no idea what it is. I’ve wondered about arthritis, but will that affect just one knuckle? I don’t know.
I thought alcohol might help, but no matter how long I keep my finger in the glass, it still hurts. :-)
Well it sounds like you’re improving! Yay! That’s great news. Getting that LH to stretch is a slow process, but you’re getting there.
I don’t know if lollygagging is an American term, but I had to google it. According to merriam-webster.com, the original meaning of lollygag was to fool around, sexually. So now, the thought of you lolly…[Read more]
Now, now Deb, you can’t challenge me for the inept improvisor title. There’s no contest – I win. End of. ;-)
Hey, it makes a change me blowing my own trumpet. :-)
I’m seriously doubting my ability to ever reach grade six anyway. I’ve just put my guitar down after five minutes of playing because the pain in my finger is too much. I’v…[Read more]
I know this is deviating from the public/private topic, but Martha’s point in interesting and it ties in with things I’ve been pondering recently. When people post their analysis of a piece, is that a breach of copyright, if it’s copyrighted? Once people have that, they can just print that off and use that instead of buying the piece.
I’m current…[Read more]
Hi Kari, @kkconroy
We’ll see about that when I get there.
I know the CGCA is arranged by grades, but I’m not really driven by grades. If I go down that route, I suspect that I’ll stop at 5, because I believe that grade 6 introduces improvisation.
Several years ago, I decided to have a go at electric guitar and had some lessons at a local schoo…[Read more]
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