I’m using an app called Anytune to slow down a guitar orchestra mp3 file. It works great! I played along from 50% to 100%. I also would love to know haw to slow down a video. Thanks all!
Martha! That was great! And super fun to watch! Love all your selections especially the Villa Lobos #4. Thank you. Jeez I’m attempting your level so I need to work on these wonderful pieces. Your improv was sweet. Honey, yer a rockstar!
Janiesplace replied to the topic Donna Zitzelberger Carcassi Etude 1 – Connie Sheu Masterclass in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 1 day, 1 hour ago
I love this, Donna and Connie! What a thoughtful masterclass!
Thank you Joannes! They are fascinating rhythms, aren’t they? My teacher here in Minnesota assigns me pieces that will increase a certain skill. Some of those pieces are really hard at first. My latest is Brouwer Etude 16. The rhythm is crazy fast and weird. I almost “cried Uncle” but in the last day or two it has grown on me.
Michael! You are doing wonderfully! All you have to do is slow down during your practice. Slow way down until the tempo throughout is steady. It will get easier. But you have to practice slowly. Don’t try to rush your progress. You can increase your tempo slowly as you get more comfortable with the passage. Slow practice is the key.
Thank you for your kind comments Goran! You remembered I play the Milonga! So sweet.
Magdalena, I’m glad you like the Brouwer etudes too! They are certainly challenging but fun. I’m pretty sure Leo Brouwer has a good sense of humor.
Ahh Richard. I’m so glad you are enjoying all of the Brouwer etudes. Cuba is such a culturally rich country. My husband and I honeymooned there in 2004. Last year my guitar teacher commissioned Maestro Brouwer to compose a piece for his (MPLS)guitar quartet. Joe’s finetuning the arrangement now. How fortunate we are that we are peers with suc…[Read more]
Thank you Narayan! I really enjoyed your post where you played the Brouwer Etude #1. It was your video that inspired me to challenge my Twin Cities guitar group I get together with once a month to each pick a Brouwer Etude to play. Since we all have the same teacher, he was able to assign each of us a piece. It turned out to be a good thing as it…[Read more]
Thank you Roger! Brouwer is so prolific! So great you’ve played the first 6! I’ve only worked on #1,11,12 and now 16 by my teacher’s recommendation. I think 16 is a push for me. I’m not a speedy player. I’m hoping Simon’s practice book will help that.
Thank you Rick! I’m glad you like to play Brouwer as well. His compositions kind of grow on you, don’t they? And each one teaches and refines a certain skill. I think that is so cool.
Steve! That genius fingering tip makes measure 6 much easier! Gosh that was life changing. Thank you! And I know what you mean about violin hand. :)I am continually trying to correct that.
I really like learning the Brouwer “simple” etudes. I like the first one. And #12. I’ll check out the ones you mentioned. I’m also working on #16 but it’s su…[Read more]
I had to cancel out of the performance seminar for tomorrow since I must take my youngest to her piano competition and and won’t be back in time. This is the Brouwer Etude 11 I’m working on and was going to play. It’s not as speedy as some of the pros I’ve seen but I like this tempo for starters. I think it’s a great slur study with syncopati…[Read more]
Sweet! I just found this thread a half hour or so ago, watched all three of your performances, read everyone’s comments and got an update on the masterclass just like that! You play this piece so well. I’ve always loved it as I have a friend who plays it each time we get together with our guitar group. You have a really nice tempo! That’s it! I…[Read more]
I’m sorry I have to bow out of the seminar. I thought my husband would be home to take our youngest to her piano competition but he has to work. Someone can take my spot. So I’ll play the Brouwer at another time. Etude #11 not 16! I’m working on #16 but the rhythm is devilishly hard so it’s definitely not ready.
That, seriously, was the most adorable interview I have ever heard in my life! Roger…what can I say! Awesome! Narayan… you are so interesting, a real Tatiana with your selfie duets and quartets. I love your history with learning western popular music and the Creedence Clearwater Revival quote was enjoyed by my whole family!
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