@hennyactive 1 day, 8 hours ago
thanks, you played very beautiful like Scott and Linda mentioned.
your question about scales and tension:
when I study scales fast i like to play them with extra strong attack in one finger: m strong – a weak – m strong etc.
and visa versa.
just my 2 cents
Hello Roger, Kari, Magdalena,
Thank you all for your feedback.
The encouragements and feedback of CGC members is so very inspiring and welcome.
When looking for places and people to play with this fell more or less into my lap.
The people i am going to play with are all very passionate and dedicated.
my aim is to get knowledgable and fluently…[Read more]
Most of the time i posted a video to show my progress.
This time i want to mark a different progress namely playing with a band.
My goal for Grade 6 is to understand well and play improvisations and at the same time i felt it is time to play again with other people together.
Today I had a tryout and i can join a 12 person strong…[Read more]
your submission is great,
everything went into a flow
i enjoyed the whole performance and it shows you have a musical background with improvisation.
great to hear you play.
Joannes replied to the topic Member Challenge #7 Live Seminar [Signup], August 31, 2pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Thanks for your support and the invite
I will try to attent but cannot be 1005 sure.
Thank you for your comments.
I will definitely continue with the Giuliani studies for it represents such a basic technique for all our pieces and with this challenge it is outlined clearly how to approach these studies as a preparation for the pieces.
Although in Progress i will upload in my journal the Romanza as a whole but in the…[Read more]
At the moment i am studying scales with staccato.I fully grasp the difficulty and understand your question.
Maybe Simon can correct me if i am wrong but in my opinion it is a matter of
action and relaxation of the tip joint of the finger.
play a Scale slowly with a rest stroke in order to make the staccato, when ever you speed…[Read more]
i started working on Theory Through Improv Course.
I first made a sound-file of all the tracks, and started listening to them on my way to my work.
i find it a challenge not only to know what chords are played but also what position Simon plays and how he used the Bass notes.
At the moment i am still discovering new ways to play the Caged…[Read more]
yes, we choose the same Challenge.
thank you listening to my challenge video.
For the Giuliani studies i made an excel sheet were i mark my progress for every study.
I do this with preparation and without preparation.
i plan to keep this record and will slowly work my way up.
I noticed doing this that some days i can go forward by 2…[Read more]
You are well on your way to have it under control.
when i practice the Giuliani studies i do this sometimes with and sometimes without finger preparation.
with finger preparation will go slower but with patience this also can be increased in speed.
the The exercises 15.1 are indeed a good complement to the nr 13 % 32.
Looking forward…[Read more]
You can find the statement in the exam requirements (download) under:
Scores and Editions
First of all, we would ask that you please use the CGC editions in your submission. These can be
downloaded directly on the lesson page of each particular repertoire piece at CGC Academy, or you can
locate any piece by visiting the Solo…[Read more]
To reply to your question
I use the caged system as my building blocks, with the major key as the first scale then dorian and slowly work my way up to the 7th scale the locrian.
from there i link my chords with (fragments ) of scales trying to improvise with one or 2 chords at a time.
my first aim is a sound knowledge of the fretboard and…[Read more]
Joannes replied to the topic Live Seminar #64 [Sign Up] Sunday, August 18th, 4pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 4 weeks ago
very well played, i liked your performances!
For Giuliani study 13 i maintained the rest stroke and preparation as much as possible.
I played 90 bpm accenting the different fingers, striving for evenness.
Giuliani study nr 32 with 60 bpm
i accented the A, M and P (forgot I).
my goal here is evenness in rhythm between all the fingers.
Although i like to study…[Read more]
Inspiring to see how you and others are dealing with modes scales and chords.
in contrast to you i am not uploading videos of my progress but like to mention
I also picked up Modes again where i have left some time ago.
I am now learning/playing the major/minor chords associated with ( first) the Dorian scale on the whole fretboard.
i just had time to see the videos, all in all great progress for you all.
I do not know how you experience and deal with all the aspects of our musical development we have to take care of ,i find it by times overwhelming.
especially the process of finishing it to performance. This process is different then f.e. spot practicing.
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