I enjoyed listening to the podcast, Roger. Nice to hear thoughts of Dave, Niki, and Magdalena. Regarding inspirational moments, last night I enjoyed a concert in Iowa City with Audra McDonald who finished with Somewhere Over The Rainbow as a encore. She inspired us to work for love within the world.
Thanks for sharing these thoughts. I am putting myself in situations to play for 10 or 15 minutes at a time. I am only starting this. I think it will help me be comfortable. I have taught for 35 years and was surprised how allowing people have been to let me stand in front of them and teach. Just need to remember that and prepare…[Read more]
Progress Journal Entry 6 – Aug. 31, 2019
My focus is turned back toward gaining the 6/8 count rhythm for Brian Boru’s March. I have placed my primary focus upon this task. However, I do continue to work with the practice of arpeggios and with King of the Fairies score.
Saturday, I had a very good session with Simon Powis who advised to break the…[Read more]
Connie, ?Although I had the opportunity to benefit from your coaching only a couple times as I am new to CGC, I most certainly benefited from your direction. I wish you well as you move forward.
Stephen T. Holland
Stephen Holland replied to the topic Member Challenge #7 Live Seminar [Signup], August 31, 2pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 3 weeks ago
Hello Dave … I would like to attend.
I have not posted much but have learned so much. I have done extensive rh work these past few weeks.
Thank you and Niki for your work.
Hello Magdalena, I have used Zoom as an instructor. I have taught graduate students at The University of Iowa enrolled in my How to Teach Online Course. We used Zoom very effectively. As you have experienced, Zoom allows multiple users to participate at the same time. It is very easy to also mute video and audio, as well as record. I have used…[Read more]
Progress Journal Entry 5 – Aug. 21, 2019
My focus is changing as I move forward with practice.
I remain focused in participating within the Right-hand challenge, but I have pushed myself into practicing as much as able with the right-hand technique. I am working with Nicola 120 Arpeggios workbook. I am finding this helpful. The final pages i…[Read more]
Hello Julie … applauding this effort … I am so impressed and good to learn there is a path for support… please add me to the list of those waiting to hear your presentation and also would like to see the score.
Keep Smiling, Judy … I have had the pleasure of seeing you in a coaching session and I can sure see that you enjoy playing the guitar. One of my favorite arrangers is Gabriella Quevedo. She plays so well and at the end of each number has a terrific smile. Many thanks for posting. Stephen
Thank you for the kindness of thoughts and book suggestion. I had not recorded myself prior to CGC and I sure saw the need to smile. Relaxing helps in presentation. Just touching the strings as lightly as possible to play notes is important toward playing with less tension.
Many thanks for reaching out as you did. You are a dedicated professional. I appreciate the note of concern about my not posting.
I was about to post an update last weekend when your note arrived about what I need to focus upon and so I decided to postpone the posting as I felt I could do better than what I had shown.
I took your…[Read more]
Progress Journal Entry 4 – Aug. 11, 2019
My week was focused and I had extended time to practice.
I am focused participating within the Right-hand challenge and felt very good about my progress, working to soften my fingering. I have learned I need to do better so as to improve tone and accuracy. I appreciate the feedback. With that in mind, I a…[Read more]
Thanks Dave… I am focusing on tone. To improve I am practicing the rh studies 15 minutes a day at slower tempo. Objective is to play at steady tempo with softer tension on strings.
I have subscribed to the group and am pleased to see it in process. Thank you. I am a new CGC member so am working my way through levels 1, 2 and 3 to focus on my technique. I have an acoustic guitar background and ever so different are nuances of using arpeggios and more between the two styles. Don’t be surprised if I include a…[Read more]
Many thanks … first, so good to know you could view the videos. This is a new camera system for me and first time posting to CGC. I was having issues with recording and making links work. I will move the camera for better viewing. I saw my error in hand placement and had to let it go this time. I really appreciate your detailed…[Read more]
Progress Jounal 3 – Aug. 4, 2019
Saturday morning session with Niki Tedesco was brilliant. We collaborated on Wals. Niki showed me that my touch on the third beat of ¾ count was too hard, how to weaken it, to play it softly. Fundamental was that this was creating tension for me within my left hand as I was working too hard to put down the no…[Read more]
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