I wish I was as organised as you, Kari. My practice session approach is like a sawn-off shotgun compared to your laser-like focus. BtMV is a total unknown to me, but for a piece in its infancy, it’s sounding mighty fine. 🎶
I have vivid memories of watching Galbraith on telly playing the Weiss Passacalle. I fell in love with that piece and that’s on my bucket list. I wish I’d recorded that programme because I can’t find it on YouTube. I think it was Chistmas, because I recall him wearing a christmasy jumper, and he was sitting in front of a log fire. It ma…[Read more]
Good comment sensei. After listening to the DuJu interview and getting the goss on green screens, I’m now thinking about trying that myself so I can include some interesting backdrops. Anything to make me sound better!
That’s a great suggestion, and one I’ve pondered. I have a little John Duarte book that gets you to hold the guitar the wrong way round and do the LH stretches with the RH. This feels so weird I don’t think I could ever play left-handed. Admittedly, one of the reasons it feels so weird is because my nails get in the way, but holdi…[Read more]
That’s a great submission Judy. I was surprised to watch your performance after reading your comments. I totally hear what you’re saying about the mind issues. In my opinion the Giuliani Etude is by far the hardest at grade 2, so I would definitely have played that first in case I screwed it up. I think you’re very brave in playing it in the middl…[Read more]
You know, Kari, I’ve never played alfresco, and as I can hear the rain drumming against the window, I understand why that is. Given the right weather and enough wine, I might just do that on holiday. Got to keep my French neighbours entertained. I wonder what the sound is like recording outside? That’s piqued my curiosity.
Mark, I’ve got three…[Read more]
It’s a funny old world, in’t it?
I’ve been having a bit of a break for the past month or so, to give my LH index finger a rest. I’ve been doing the odd little bit of playing, to keep my fingers moving and my tips hard, but not doing any diligent practice. I’ve mainly been pondering my options and contemplating the future.
During my negativ…[Read more]
John Hamilton replied to the topic Gaspar Sanz: There's a reason it's called the Spanish Guitar in the forum Gaspar Sanz – August 2019 3 weeks ago
Marvellous Bruce! I love Canarios and that was a very enjoyable performance. Hat’s off to you.
That’s a beautiful piece Julie, and superbly delivered by Mr Nistico. It’s amazing to think that it’s your first attempt. A new aspiration of mine is to play a Julie Watson piece one day.
To my ears, the piece is based on Brouwer’s Un Dia de Noviembre. Could be wrong, I usually am. 😊
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