Francis Burke Roderick replied to the topic CHALLENGES My journey so far in trying to learn this fascinating instrument has in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 1 month ago
I enjoyed listening to your submission and reading your comments as I am working on the same pieces and also going through the same struggles …and besides that I like your name!
Really nice playing Richard I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your playing of the repertoire pieces. My only concern is now that you have set the bar so high, is when and if, I make a grade 3 submission …am I going to be graded on a curve?
Actually Narayan the fault probably lies with me rather than Fernado, considering I’m working on his easiest set of etudes …I’m just not willing to accept responsibility for the results ;)
Francis Burke Roderick replied to the topic Deb Hendrickson – Grade One Certificate Submission in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 1 month, 1 week ago
Congratulations Deb, I especially liked the Sor #2 and I also thought the arpeggio’s from the technical exercises came across really nice. And as already commented by others love your tone as well.
Thanks for your comments and encouragement …and as of today. the restart has commenced. And, damn Sor anyway, that man has tortured me enough ;) …sorry, just had to express that thought
Very little guitar time the past two week. Dealt with a bad case of food poisoning not long after having the flu and then after a couple of days of ‘wish I were dead’ followed by a couple of days of ‘please don’t make me walk more than ten steps’, my father-in-law who is in his nineties became sick and had to be hospitalized and now is…[Read more]
Wow! Really impressive. Well beyond what I would have expected for a grade 4 submission. I too am hoping your curiosity and resolve win out and you continue to share your achievements.
It appears to me that you have been fully adopted by the community and rightly so. The initiative you demonstrate by finding ways to communicate in a foreign language in order to help yourself pursue your other goal of learning classical guitar while studying full time is impressive. I have no doubts you will be a success in both your…[Read more]
No, the back pain is not related to the flu. I ride a bike quite a bit and its the same kind of pain I would often feel after long rides. I think it’s probably a result of tension accumulating after holding my neck and shoulders in the same position for an extended period. But that’s a guess. I started seeing a massage therapist for the…[Read more]
Actually I’m kinda charged up with enthusiasm right now …just surprised that it came about by practicing less but I still practice daily and to your point one of the things that has helped is I think about what I want to practice rather than simply what I should be practicing. Although …at some point guilt does take over and then I…[Read more]
I feel as if my own words are being used against me. However …I said it and I will stick to the path. Keeping in mind that paths do have a tendency to wander at times
truth is …I really like practicing …as well as complaining. I just happen to be better at the latter ;)
Hey Ally, greetings from University City and welcome aboard. If your experience is like mine, and I’m sure it will be, you will find there are plenty of good people here who will be happy to help you along.
Don’t fret over it!
I’ll try …but it’s not going to be easy. I take myself very seriously ;)
It’s hard to be perfect especially when you consider the length of a journey is based on the starting point
All kidding aside …good advice and thanks!
Week Twenty or there abouts
Practice Conundrums or more meandering thoughts of a neophyte practitioner
So… It’s been awhile since I’ve posted in my progress journal but I haven’t lost any desire. So why? Well there was the flu which put me out completely for a couple of days and then the post flu lethargy that made me put down the guitar…[Read more]
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