Judy Verbeeten replied to the topic Judy Verbeeten – Arpeggios [Giuliani RH studies (ex 10.5)] in the forum Member Challenge #8 Speed 1 day, 7 hours ago
Week 2 video at 48 bpm. No profound commentary about technique to improve performance – just practice. Unfortunately, still mini-hiccups here and there.
@fabricatidiem, Iron, hmm – is that a utensil I should be familiar with? Since my mid-day catnap is about 15 minutes, I figure I can use this youtube video for 17 siestas … and then rewind and start anew. I’m feeling sleepy already.
Judy Verbeeten replied to the topic Robert Guerrero Grade 3 Submission — September 2019 in the forum Grade Exam Submissions 4 days, 16 hours ago
Robert, Congratulations. Not surprisingly, your excellent evaluation matched your excellent submission.
Thank you for sharing your evaluation. I am entering Grade 3 now, and your submission really constitutes the standard that I (and many of my cohort) seek to achieve.
Even though the result was never in question, it can’t be great finding…[Read more]
I came across this incredible youtube posting of Tarrega Guitar Edition, posted by the publisher itself, Brilliant Classics:
This is the entire 4 CD collection of the above title, that includes 110 Tarrega pieces, played by Italian guitarist Giulio Tampalini.
Enjoy over 4 hours of pure…[Read more]
Yes, thanks Kari. I erroneously thought the thumb nail has to be the way it has to be. I didn’t realize that there was so much variation in that regard – in fact, I was initially perplexed when Rick asked you which way your thumb nail would be slanted.
Good to know.
Thank you so much Kari. I would have surmised that the thumb nail slant would be exactly opposite to that of the fingers, with the ramp on the right side of the thumb nail, versus the ramp on the left side of the finger nails.
One ultimately uses the right aspect of the nails of the fingers as the release point when plucking the strings, but…[Read more]
@rhill I am so glad you inquired about Kari’s Simon-manicured thumb. I was too shy and/or self-conscious to ask Kari if she wouldn’t mind posting a pic of her RH thumb as well. But if there are two of us asking, I now find courage in our twosome request.
Kari, can’t add more to Narayan’s succinct analysis of your superb playing. Gotta say though, that the framing of your playing with the orchids in the upper right and the magazines neatly splayed in the lower right, added visual artistry to the musical mastery. Hmm … then again there was that blackout …. shall we say it added mystery to the…[Read more]
Judy Verbeeten replied to the topic Judy Verbeeten – Arpeggios [Giuliani RH studies (ex 10.5)] in the forum Member Challenge #8 Speed 5 days, 19 hours ago
Thanks @pianofingers. And yes, like you, I found that the RH Guiliani studies exercise in the grade 2 technical routine required more practice that many of the other exercise in the technical routine.
I cannot imagine how anyone does all 120 RH studies in one sitting.
Judy Verbeeten replied to the topic Judy Verbeeten – Arpeggios [Giuliani RH studies (ex 10.5)] in the forum Member Challenge #8 Speed 5 days, 22 hours ago
Week 1 video – speed 44 bpm. Playing the arpeggios and shifting between the two chords feeling better, although there are still a few blips.
Wow! Okay, so now I more fully understand 2 things: (1) your fantastically musical guitar grade submission; and, (2) your moniker.
But clearly, your moniker should be changed to Fabulous Piano Fingers or for short FPF.
Thank you for sharing.
@kkconroy Great selfie of you and that handsome dude with the grey beard. Totally looks like a post-Flirty-Fizz pic.
But I really appreciate the picture you provided of your RH after the Powis-manicure. Very helpful.
I am finally coming around to growing my nails a little (hard to teach an old horse, new tricks) and that pic provides a…[Read more]
Thane, great submission and great evaluation.
Thane, you must be kidding – if you thought you might have failed, there is absolutely no hope for the rest of us, now entering grade 3 (including, yours truly). Your repertoire performance was great.
If individuals failed for the occasional mini-hiccup in playing the repertoire pieces, absolutely…[Read more]
Judy Verbeeten replied to the topic Judy Verbeeten – Arpeggios [Giuliani RH studies (ex 10.5)] in the forum Member Challenge #8 Speed 1 week, 4 days ago
Thanks Dave. I definitely need to, and want to ameliorate the buzzing. More square it is then.
Scott, wonderful introduction to Tarrega. Hate to be a stickler, but … may I correct one erroneous factoid in your commentary, an error that is repeated often times in all the discussion about Tarrega’s eyesight. Ocular injury does not cause bilateral myopia (nearsightedness).
Nearsightedness is solely related to the length of the eye, from…[Read more]
Looks like great minds think alike Donna. I also started my Challenge #8 at 40 bpm – mainly because my mechanical Seiko metronome doesn’t go any slower.
I must say that I am confused. I watched Simon’s video on the staccato 2-octave C scale (Exercise 10.6) and aside from the low C (where he used p), the rest of the entire staccato 2-octave C…[Read more]
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