Roger, I really enjoyed listening to your performance. Now I want to play that song …… someday, in the distant future. And Roger, how impressive was that visual – a perfect bordering of the sunshine rays of your T-shirt along the contours of your guitar. And with a matching sunshine half-smile to boot! Great stuff.
Yes Glenn, it makes sense. I get your conclusion, thinking in mathematical terms:
4/4 time: (4/4) x M = 60 bpm —> M = (60 x 4)/4 = 60 bpm
3/4 time: (3/4) x M = 60 bpm —-> M = (60 x 4)/3 = 80 bpm
Glenn, it may have taken 25 takes, but you got there. Your hand positions looked great to me.
What did you set your metronome at, because you played the eighth notes with each beat – was the metronome set at 120, with 2 beats for the quarter notes?
Pianofingers, yes, there may have be some over-enthusiasm with the forte, but I wonder if some of that is partly due to an audio effect from your mic (close to your soundhole?). Good hand positions. Well done.
I do love your intros.
Ian & Donna, Glad to share that information. I also viewed it as very helpful to have this detailed tabulation all in one document. Donna, as an instructor, I think you may be using this resource more than once! It seems to me that the US also relies on the UK and Canadian musical-piece grade-designations.
As a novice, I feel quite…[Read more]
Thanks Roger, problem is that my dropbox and google drive are full up. A student on Delcamp Board has kindly provided the links. I copied and pasted those links on this Board and they did not work when used externally. However, here is the link to that post on the Delcamp board and when you hit the links from within the Delcamp Board, they…[Read more]
Glenn thank you for your constructive assessment. I am definitely still a bit of a pusher and puller, and have to work on that. Great to get this feedback … makes signing up for the Winter Challenge well worth the effort. Many thanks again.
Hi Ian and Roger,
Saw your inquiry Ian. I have a 68 page pdf file entitled “Examination Board’s Grading (by Grade/Composer/Piece).” This is based on the grading from Commonwealth musical institutions – namely ABRSM, Trinity and London (UK-based) and RCM (Canadian), with slight variations in musical-piece grade-designations amongst these…[Read more]
Week 3 has arrived for me (I started a little early at the get-go). Tried to incorporate Dave’s advice re not pushing or pulling with the baby finger (particularly while descending). Getting there …. I think.
My goal in week 2 has been to increase my confidence with Exercise 3.2 and the control of my LH fingers (particularly as I descend). I am looking for control and confidence, and not increased speed – I am content with staying at 60 bpm. I am not sure if much difference can be seen on the video, but I must say I am feeling somewhat more in…[Read more]
Hi Glenn. Ex 3.3 was my second choice next to my selection of Ex 3.2, to help prepare as part of Grade 1 technical requirements – clearly, great minds think alike. Notably on my download copy, Exercise 3.3 is erroneously marked as Ex 3.4 (i.e., Ex. 3.2 goes straight to 3.4, with 3.3 missing).
Well, looks like we will be going through our guitar…[Read more]
Hi Roger. I have only been a member for little over a week, but it is clear that (in addition to Simon and Dave) — “You da man” on all technical queries (and then some!). Thanks for the clear instructions on posting pictures. Here is my attempt:
Thanks for the info Pianofingers. As you point out, iMovie is a Mac-based original, but apparently there are close facsimiles for PC users. I came upon this site, entitled Top 5 iMovie Alternatives for Windows 10 (at https://www.imoviewindows.com/imovie-alternatives-for-pc.html) and I may look into trying one of those offerings, just for the fun…[Read more]
Great stuff Pianofingers.
I am so glad you decided to join the fray and post. May I ask you what video editor you used to fashion those impressive graphics. I am using the free VSDC video editor. There is such a huge selection out there, that I just was not sure which video editor to invest in, so I just went for the freebie.
Thanks Dave, I really appreciate your input. I did notice, myself, that ascending was less problematic than descending, in terms of wandering fingers. Yes, that sounds like solid advice and a logical solution – why didn’t I think of that?
For someone like myself, who prided herself on her manual dexterity in the OR, I am telling ya, this is…[Read more]
Thank you all again. What an amazing and welcoming group of people. Can’t say it enough.
Bonnie, us Canucks keep shouting out to each other. Yeah!
Judy (Gordon), great first name, what can I say? Judy is actually my full name (not Judith). Judy, we must be around the same vintage, because there are not too many young gals called Judy. I am…[Read more]
Pianofingers, for me, the benefit of being a newbie beginner on this board is that I have no baseline or expectation of skill-set to ‘defend’ and so the only direction my playing can go is up. That being said, I can assure you the ascent will be unduly slow and gradual…… But, onward bound…….
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