Thank you Ambassador Conroy. Although I start travelling again this coming Saturday (your Friday), I hope to upload a few pieces over the next month that I am preparing for submission, and a few others that I am developing but will not use for the exam. Getting on top of the Brouwer pieces is probably the most challenging.
There are several posts on Brian Boru’s March in the ‘Grade 4 Study Group’ in this same forum. A useful approach is to play with a 6/8 drum beat, starting slowly and then increasing tempo. A couple of links to suitable drum beats are given in the study group.
By the way, being an Irish name, Boru, should be pronounced ‘Bor-roo’. The ‘o’ is a…[Read more]
Another point, Michael, especially if you want performance practice for your own benefit, not the audiences per se, is you can play the same piece at more than one meeting. Probably most people wont remember anyway, and you can experiment with your skills as a raconteur or musical presentation.
Richard Croad replied to the topic Arias from Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro – violin and guitar! in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 4 days, 6 hours ago
Very nice, Steve and Eddy. I enjoyed that. Cheers… Richard
I play with the thumb (following the same finger pattern as m. 9). I suspect the upward stem for the e is a typo. However, there is nothing to stop you playing this note with the i-finger, except you will get a different, possibly scratchy, sound unless you change the stroke angle.
Richard Croad replied to the topic Sanne Kreijkamp – Grade 4 submission -Simon's feedback in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 4 days, 23 hours ago
Congratulation on completing Grade 4 so successfully, your your graduation to the rank of ‘Rascal’. A few thing for me to concentrate on, also, as I work through the same material preparing for next March.
Congratulations, Narayan! Hardly a roasting. Some gentle guidance, only. Exceptionally well done – a very worthy graduation by someone prone to self effacing exaggeration (I only counted 124 issues on your laundry list). As Dave says, more please.
Here is another piece I did in March 2018 – Study No. 16, also from Introduction à l’Étude de al Guitare (Op. 60) by Fernando Sor. Kevin Gallagher has a tuition video on this piece. It is not too difficult (once one has mastered the rapid slurs) with a very appealing melody line. I will try and keep in touch with this thread for the remai…[Read more]
Have a look at “The World Clock Meeting Planner” online. You can quickly compare Now York Time (NYT) with your time, and see if a timezone slots works well for you. All Coaching Call times (and the calendar) are in NYT, but when you sign up, it will show the available slots in your local computer time–slightly confusing until you get…[Read more]
Nice to catch up, Roger, but there are so many competing priorities right now, including gardening (its Spring here, and stuff grows!). Loved the Tarantella, especially at x1.25. Cheers… Richard
Following Bruce’s advice, I had to extract the YouTube URL by right-clicking the video link, but it all worked well. Way to go, Martha. Doing this also helps build performance stamina I am sure. Your ‘non-submission submission’ is a great idea that will be adopted by many. To make it sound more highfalutin, you could also call it: presentación…[Read more]
If moving from one unit to the next has worked for you in the past, but not now, then you have struck a bug or are doing something subtly different that is confusing the system. If your problem persists, I suggest you PM Dave who should be able to sort you out.
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