Judy Verbeeten replied to the topic Donna Zitzelberger Carcassi Etude 1 – Connie Sheu Masterclass in the forum Classical Guitar Student Showcase 5 hours, 51 minutes ago
Donna, great stuff – talk about grace under fire. Your calm and confident guitar-playing combined with your winsome smile really made this masterclass a pleasure to watch.
Robert, what an excellent submission! I, like Debbie, just completed Grade 1 and am now looking at Grade 2 pieces, and have also decided that my elective pieces will be Calatayud’s Waltz and Tisserand’s Simple Mambo. I just love those two pieces.
You played all the pieces with such confidence, good (and varied) intonation and great rhythm.…[Read more]
Roger, I have to mirror Mark’s comments, because they are so on point – I also want to express my admiration and gratitude for your inspiring and graceful performance and your selfless dedication to the CGC community.
Many thanks and kudos, from a grateful newbie to CGC.
Debbie, I agree with Drew and Paul. Your grade 1 submission was great – excellent rhythm, varied musical intonations and solid execution. And I ought to know of what I speak (not necessarily do, but speak to), as I just submitted my grade 1 also.
No ‘finger shaking’ going on here – just confident assured playing. Well done!
I just placed my order. Not sure if you remember, but when I ordered your 20 Practice Routines, it never arrived and after over 6 weeks of no-show, you sent me another copy. As ‘compensation’ for the delay, you gave me 2 weeks of access to CGC …. and the rest is history, as they say. I am decidedly pleased that the first book got…[Read more]
Okay Kari, looks like I get to be one of the first to comment on your wonderful submission.
Without further adieu – this was a pleasure to behold – passion, artistry and captivating playing on full display.
Holy smokes, there is a huge incremental difference as one progresses along the grades. If I can ever achieve the grade 4 level, and…[Read more]
David, what a solid performance. I feel I can appreciate your playing more accurately than others’ submissions, because I have just completed the same grade. Well done! However, from your commentary (which I likewise enjoyed), it appears that you may be leaving me behind, and advancing at a faster clip. But that’s good for me, because then I…[Read more]
Ben, as I have noted in other posts, I am particularly interested in the Grade 2 submissions because I have just started to look at that material. What a solid performance! I particularly enjoyed your Simple Mambo – I love that piece and I am so pleased that Simon has added alternate pieces for submission and so far, your Grade 2 submission is…[Read more]
Rick, as a Grade 1 student, I feel a bit presumptuous commenting on a Grade 6 student’s performance. But your playing is undoubtedly a pleasure to behold – both visually and aurally. You make it look so effortless – no facial or hand straining – just a comfortable ease that is seamlessly projected in the gentle flow of your musical playing.
David, Rick, Janna and Jennie, thank you for the kind comments. Jennie, this is a great forum to make mistakes – no matter the arena, guitar or technology – a helpful tip is just one post away. Indeed, for all technology issues, Roger Ramirez is always so gracious in providing guidance.
Judy Verbeeten replied to the topic Judy Gordon – Grade 2 Certificate Submission, March 2019 in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 2 weeks, 4 days ago
From one Judy to another Judy – well done. I am particularly interested in the Grade 2 submissions, because now that I just submitted for Grade 1, I am starting with the Grade 2 pieces. As the others have noted, a confident and terrific submission. And for me, a concrete performance demonstrating what I should be attempting to achieve. Great…[Read more]
Barbara, now that I have completed my Grade 1 submission, I have started on Giuliani Etude No. 1 and Practice Routine 5. So, I really could appreciate your solid performance on these particular aspects of your Grade 2 submission – terrific tempo, tone, musicality. It was especially helpful for me to view your submission, as your confident…[Read more]
Thank you to everyone for the kind words of encouragement and for taking the time to view my submission. My, what a lovely, supportive and engaging group of people.
Much appreciated. Best, Judy
Macro – Philosophical Overview: Ah, the course experience. Starting at the 30,000-foot macro level, my experience with the course has been unflaggingly positive from the get-go. A not surprising disposition, considering the multiplicity of factors that have intersected to ensure such a favorable outcome – the implicit support and shared kno…[Read more]
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