I haven’t watched your feedback yet but I wanted to pop in and give you a congrats on moving to the next level. However, I still want a solo recording of Birds, without the dog scaring the bejesus out of me!🤣 Well done sir!
Thank you all. Even getting in those 15 minutes of mostly focused work on a few measure paid off pretty well.
Narayan, I have a feeling a lot of my updates are going to be snatched of pieces for a while. But every note counts!
Woohoo, I steered work on a new piece! Here’s the first 4 bars of Exercise 7 from Aguado, at around 100-110 bpm. Please excuse the shower in the background, I gotta take the time I’m given right now. Maybe tomorrow night I’ll get in the next few measures. #Slow-gressButProgress!
I definitely prefer the Eren version of his concerto no 1. With a smaller string section and the more modern guitar I think it sounds a lot more cohesive. Still, I have my doubts about a guitar being used in an orchestra setting. The instruments are so widely different in every aspect that it’s hard to make them all sound good together.
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Donna, thank you for the Tolstoy! That’s the kind of thing that helps me keep going. I need to find new and creative ways to keep on playing while my kids are little and I’m going through my career transitions (I retire from active duty Air Force in just under a year!). I’ve been scared to start learning the next grade 3 piece because of limit…[Read more]
Thank you all for the continued kind comments and support! It means a lot in these times where I can’t get in all the playing that I want.
Martha, a very real fear of mine is that I put the guitar down and don’t pick it back up again. That would be all too easy without the community here!
My latest non-playing effort was to join Roger and Chr…[Read more]
You clearly know how to play the guitar and have good facilities with these easier pieces. THe only thing I can add is that you sound s little rushed through these pieces, but you had good tone throughout and played consistently.
I look forward to seeing your guitar journey!
Haha! I don’t know that my wife will allow me to meep playing with him laying on my guitar like that; I had to promise a foot massage or two to get that pose authorized! 🤣
Deb, those are my hockey socks. I should’ve worn my guitar socks for this.
Michael Clunn replied to the topic It's not you, it's me… or rather it's them. Or even… in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 6 days ago
Nels, as a cyber security guy, I feel your pain on this one. I can only imagine the nightmare this created for you at work. I hope things start to swing back to normal for you soon!
Mark, take good care of yourself as you heal from the tendonitis and grieve the loss of your friend and neighbor. We are all here to offer any support we can. You have a plenty of good recovery advice, to which I can only add to make sure you get in all the collagen that you can stomach! That will help the healing process along with the exercises…[Read more]
After a little bit of digging I found a thesis that a student was doing for a master’s degree that had a lot of very good information regarding the influences on Giuliani. The thesis was looking specifically at his Rossinianas, but I would be shocked if this didn’t apply to his other pieces as well.…[Read more]
Finally a guitar playing update! Most of my practice time is now done while watching my daughter in the bath/shower, so I’m getting in a good 20 minutes or so daily. I will usually play through some scales with technical focus and work on the four pieces I have memorized with no real focus beyond playing correctly.
I decided the other night to o…[Read more]
I don’t want to start a Sor versus Giuliani debate, but I think that idea goes into the first week category of life, times, and influences. Who or what influenced Giuliani to adopt such a radically different technique?
Between the two composers I enjoy Sor more, both to listen to and to play. I find his pieces to be much more natural. It’s clear…[Read more]
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