Perhaps this has already been discussed somewhere else and I just missed it, but No. 13 Allegro From Le Papillon is in the grade 2 section of the repertoire book. But I can’t find a lesson on it, nor is it listed as an optional piece for the exam. Did I miss something?
Welcome aboard, Rebecca!
CGCA is a great place to learn or add to your knowledge and skills. And, a great place for teachers, too. Donna @donnaz is an awesome member of our community and a Guitar and Ukulele teacher in California. I’m sure she could share some of her insights with you.
Glad you have joined us.
Glenn Shell replied to the topic Judy Verbeeten – Arpeggios [Giuliani RH studies (ex 10.5)] in the forum Member Challenge #8 Speed 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Nice work, Judy!
Beautiful playing, as always, Drew. I find that as I get older (a few months shy of 62 now), the passing of people I know brings on a different set of reflections on life.
Glad you are feeling better today. Keep playing and keep posting your videos and thoughts. I know for me, and I am sure for many of us, they help us get through our days.
I was thinking that Derick should bring his dog with him so his dog and your cat can both join in the duet and make it a quartet. I’m sure the two of them would get along just fine!
Good job Mats.
I’m just starting to work on this piece seriously. I did the member challenge a while back that used measures 10-12 and you are right about the “ballet.” Unfortunately, I didn’t keep practicing it, so now I’m starting over with it. The hardest part for me is the reach to the base notes, particularly the low G in measure 10.
Awesome work, guys! Thank you for recording the duet and sharing it with us. Robert, I’m with you, En busschauffeur is now stuck in my head.
By the way, today, our high (San Antonio, Texas) was in the 70s (F). We opened up the windows and I’m wearing shorts, a t-shirt, and sandals. This is my idea of Winter!
Thanks again. I enjoyed both of your…[Read more]
Isn’t that the beauty of music? There are two artists: the composer and the performer. And each creates their portion of the art based on how they feel and want to express themselves. Why do we listing to different performers of the same piece in all genres of music? Perhaps to get each performer’s different interpretation of the music. And,…[Read more]
Glenn Shell replied to the topic Glenn Shell – Synchronization-Ascending with String Crossing in the forum Member Challenge #8 Speed 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Thank you, Niki.
Due to work demands I have, once again, not kept up with the challenge, but I am still using it and learning from it. Also, my wife told me that scientific research has proven that cats recognize their name when they are called. They just don’t care!
I am quite humbled just to be mentioned in the same thread with such an amazing performance. I’m still just trying to play his Study No. 9 in Grade 2!
You guys never cease to amaze me with your talent and creativity. I now see why Sor wrote the letter to the King groveling to get back into Spain. It was just see Duju’s wonderful performance.
From San Antonio, Texas. You have joined CGCA for all the right reasons. Fantastic curriculum, world-class instruction, and a community of fellow students that can’t be beat (and is difficult to describe to those who haven’t joined yet). Welcome aboard, and we look forward to watching your progress.
An amazing and powerful piece of art, Drew. I looked it up a bit, and if I did my math correctly, it is something like 25 feet long! And, such detail. I can only imagine viewing it as designed where you are holding the two scrolls in your hand and rolling through it, letting the story unfold as you go. A truly amazing piece of art. Thank you for…[Read more]
I enjoyed your video and your playing on the live session today. I really enjoyed the exchange the two of you had about improvising and having a conversation with the audience while playing the opening bars. I can just see you on a stage doing that! Keep doing great things.
As far as “grooving in bad habits,” Simon points out that practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes permanent. So you are spot on. Doing the same thing wrong over and over grooves in that mistake. But I tend to do it anyway!
I, too, am sorry to hear of your troubles. I have heard some of the news from Chili on the radio here. I echo Richard’s comments but have one more thought I would like to pass on. On the same cgcpublishing page that Richard points you to, Simon has downloadable PDF books of the practice routines and repertoire. If purchasing something that…[Read more]
Glenn Shell replied to the topic Glenn Shell – Synchronization-Ascending with String Crossing in the forum Member Challenge #8 Speed 1 month ago
I kept the metronome at 45bpm/quarter note. I agree with Dave’s suggestion about subdivision but my stubbornness makes me want to get it right without subdivisions. I suppose I should at least practice more with the subdivisions. I got closer to keeping an accurate beat this time, but still had some anticipation and missed a couple of note.…[Read more]
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