Wonderful! Feels like diving into pool of orange.
This piece and the suite were new to me too, and now on my “learn later” list. Your playing and tone matched it perfectly, I think.
Best to you,
I agree with my classmates above that one 15-minute slot per week is reasonable and fair, and more slots available means getting help quicker when we’re stuck so the community is better served. My own experience is that 15 minutes of focused coaching is all I can absorb and plenty to work on.
Played in public for the first time last night–Open Mic night at the South Bay Guitar Society. I did two of the early Grade 3 pieces, Rujero and Espanoleta. My performance was riddled with nerves and mistakes, but I didn’t have to start over, so that’s something. I felt a lot of support from the guitar players in the audience and Steve…[Read more]
I’m responding late, but wanted to suggest Yenne Lee who wasn’t mentioned earlier.
Doctor of Musical Arts (Manhattan School of Music)
Guitar instructor at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts (Extension Division)
Her repertoire includes both classical and popular music: Asturias, Autumn Leaves, and Here Comes Santa Claus…[Read more]
Thank you all for your kind words on my Espanoleta attempt.
The more I practiced this piece, the more I thought about Yesterday by Paul McCartney. When that came out, there was a lot of talk among guitar players about his solo accompaniment on acoustic guitar. His technique appears to be hardly a technique at all–sometimes lightly strumming,…[Read more]
This second post for 2019 is Espanoleta by Gaspar Sanz (Unit 6)
My challenge from the beginning was rhythm. This 3/4 piece alternates measures of dotted quarter note+eighth note+quarter note with measures of on-beat notes (quarter notes, half notes, and dotted half notes). Thanks to Coach Dave and Coach Connie for help in addressing…[Read more]
Jeff Peek replied to the topic Jeff Peek, Practice Routine 6.7, Scales & Arpeggios in the forum Challenge #5 Technique 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Thank you, Dave, for your comments and encouragement. I now realize that having the pinky tucked at the top of the arpeggio creates a difficulty just a few notes later with uncurling it and making a large reach all in one go. I’ll keep working on the physical part and try to think like a guitarist too.
Jeff Peek replied to the topic Jeff Peek, Practice Routine 6.7, Scales & Arpeggios in the forum Challenge #5 Technique 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I missed the posting for week 3, but have continued to work on Dave’s comments (above and in coaching session) on LH pinkie control–specifically keeping it curved and not extended to straight/flat. I reduced the tempo and played the scale and arpeggio with quarter notes, putting the variations aside for now. I’d say I’ve made some progress, but…[Read more]
I am considering making a trip down from the Bay Area. I’m in the first unit of Grade 3 and am wondering what the Master Class will consist of and whether it would be appropriate for me either as a participant or an observer. Please let me know about this. Thanks.
Jeff Peek replied to the topic Jeff Peek, Practice Routine 6.7, Scales & Arpeggios in the forum Challenge #5 Technique 2 months, 1 week ago
I was ill last week (now resolved), so there won’t be much progress on this post. I focused on Dave’s 1st-post comments:
Left hand: Keep the pinky finger curled for more left hand efficiency.
Right hand: Instead of parking the thumb on the 6th string for the whole scale, allow it to follow the string being played so the wrist stays arc…[Read more]
Here’s the first post for the 2019: Rujero by Gaspar Sanz (Unit 6).
My goal was to play at the demonstration tempo with distinct dynamics and articulations.
I see that my right wrist is still too flat and will continue working on this.
Comments much appreciated. Thanks.
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