Hi Thomas! I believe you are quite right with your hypothesis! I have repeatedly observed the same thing, like if those abilities, sight reading and playing from memory, were mutually exclusive. Thank you for listening my submission!
Hi Sanne! Great submission! The 2 pieces from the Papillon from Giuliani were among the most challenging for me! I was impressed by the pace you took them, no fear! :0) You did great! Congratulations!
Hi John! Well done, especially the adagio, beautiful and gentle. I enjoyed reading your assessment as well! You come up with explicite strategies, it was interesting. To address the challenges. Congratulations!
Very nice submission Janna! Nice sound, clean, musical! I liked reading your thoughts on analysis! Grade 1 seems early for that, it is great that you are already very aware of this aspect! Congratulations!
Hi John! I can also see a disconnection between your assessment and your playing. Not so much for the nervousness, because I also feel my hands shaking sometimes but it doesn’t show much. The disconnect is that you are so hard on yourself that I got to expect a poor submission. But instead, it was very solid and musical, nice accents, nice…[Read more]
Thank you very much Rick, ShannonAnn, Deb and Donna for your nice words! I appreciate! And thanks Donna for sharing your warm up and practice routine. I am always interested in knowing how people do their practice.
Thanks very much Martha, Doug, Kari, Roger, Sanne and Narayan! I really appreciate your nice words and encouragements. I also like to know what piece people like the most, it is fun to know, so thank you!
Martha, regarding the question I ask in my self assessment, I agree with you, what you say makes a lot of sense. One should probably focus on…[Read more]
I have started to play classical guitar about 3 years ago and joined CGC a few months after. The CGCA progressive program has been key for me to steady improvement and for the motivation that comes with it. Thank you so much Simon and Dave, CGC is really a great place for learning!
I will focus on the three most…[Read more]
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