Joseph, thanks for watching my video. I’m impressed by your abilities of perception on two fronts. First, I played that passage D, C#, B, B. I missed the C note, which was an accident caused by not being familiar enough with the sheet music yet. I really like it as-written better, and I’ll play it correctly in the future. Second, nice job spotting…[Read more]
Nice Eduardo! I agree with Donna, a mirror looks like a good idea. I like the wallboard also. In this digitised era I still find a wallboard can be very helpful for learning and planning sometimes.
Great idea to implement a challenge! You, Richard, and Roger have all done a great job with it. Below is my entry. This is the first piece by Mertz that I have ever played. I started learning it yesterday, so I haven’t developed a fully formulated story about what the piece means to me yet. The piece is definitely serene and peaceful…[Read more]
Thank you for your encouraging words. I am feeling better and better about the piece. It’s good to have the melody line clear already. Simon’s advice is to put more emphasis on the bass so that will be my focus this week. I’ve signed up to play it again at next Sunday’s performance seminar, too.
You’re right, of course, no piece can…[Read more]
Linda Tsardakas replied to the topic Live Seminar #68 [Sign Up] Sunday, December 15, 4pm NYC time in the forum Live Member Events 2 days, 16 hours ago
I would like to play the BWV 996 Allemande again.
Great to see you here my summer school friend! I hope all is well with the move to Boulder. Are you building guitars? Looking forward to your interaction on CGC.
Thanks so much for your encouragement! I am wondering if it might be too early to play this piece at church in January but I still have a few weeks to go. I have certainly set myself a challenge.
I remember John van Dyck, one of the CGC-members in Australia had a luthier cut sound ports into his guitar which he had already had for quite some time. I haven’t seen John on the forum for quite awhile now, but I remember he was very happy with the new sound ports.
I am sure a good luthier would be able to advise you.
I had my three groups of young students come to play for their parents yesterday and then had a coaching call with Simon on the Allemande in the evening. This morning I filmed the Allemande and also played it for my adult students who came for their Christmas concert this afternoon.
Up to now, I haven’t had a chance to take in Dave’s course on…[Read more]
I enjoyed the non submission video. Each of the works interest me. Your tone is rich, the guitar sounds resonant.
The vision of your playing, as illustrated in the goals, gives room for pleasure and creativity for me. I too like the “D Major time of year” thought.
Or should I say, 55 year old cranky man…haha.
Thanks for the video tour of the project. Way cool on the new guitar neck! I get it about your brother and Dad. Innovation is a way of staying alive.
The goals on level 6 all sound great. Your focus is admirable.
Looking forward to more,
I started to listen to the interview. Haha Narayan—-we may need a list. This subject interests me. I have held a contention that some of learning is figuring out what to unlearn.
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